Talk:Frank Lloyd Wright

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To Add on to what MrSilva (talk) mentioned[edit]

There are also FCPS students using this article and articles like it, so please continue in being constructive.

Yours,

Johannon (talk) 02:33, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Middle name dilema[edit]

OTRS got a ticket describing a dilema with Wright's middle name. With permission, I am posting it here for editors to review:

In the article about Frank Lloyd Wright, it is stated that his birth name was Frank Lincoln Wright without attribution. This is nothing more than a rumor that has been floating around for years since Brendan Gill published his awful, flawed biography in 1987. It may indeed be fact, but to date there has been no document published to prove the claim. I believe Gill had no trouble bending or even breaking the truth about many of the so-called facts that he published about Wright. Before the 'Lincoln' story is accepted as truth, it should be proved and the documents published. Otherwise, any reference to it should be taken with a block of salt.
Three sources argue against it:
1) In 1928, FLW's older half-sister, Elizabeth Wright Heller, wrote an unpublished autobiography, available from the State Historical Society of Iowa, in which there would logically be mention of her brother's name change, if it had happened, but there is not a word about it.
2) In 1965, FLW's younger sister, Maginel Wright Barney, wrote "The Valley of the God-Almighty Joneses," wherein there is no mention of a name change.
3) In the December 1967 issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Thomas S. Hines, Jr., now a highly respected professor of architecture, then a student at the University of Wisconsin, published an article titled "Frank Lloyd Wright - The Madison Years, Records versus Recollections." Through meticulous research, he set out to settle the discrepancy about Wright's birth year, which he succeeded in doing through census, school, university, fraternity and divorce records, virtually everything that could be found (no birth certificate has ever been located). Although he did not address the name problem (which was not around 47 years ago), it is most likely he would have found any document with that information on it, and that would surely have become the more interesting bit of trivia.

Thanks! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 21:06, 18 August 2014 (UTC)


Charles Rennie Mackintosh[edit]

Was Frank Lloyd Wright influenced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh when Wright visited Europe? The similarities are striking. See some comparisons here ---> http://screencast.com/t/c7qeRYijwBZlItalic text

Bauhuas[edit]

Did Frank Lloyd Wright influence the Bauhaus when he visited Europe with his portfolio of architectural drawings, or did the German architects influence Frank Lloyd Wright? His flat roof designs seemed to happen after his visit and tour of Germany? But his portfolio may have contained some designs that influenced the German architects? If it can't be shown that Wright influenced the German architects, and his chairs look like Rennie-Mackintosh chairs (see above), then it could be reasonable to considered Wright a plagiarist (nothing really wrong with that, he was just spreading a style he copied from Europe, but its not then as original as it is presented, but the similarities are striking. ) I do think he may have influenced the Bauhaus though, so if so, can this be clarified with reference to his European tour, dates, and show drawings prior to his trip to Europe?

See some comparisons here ---> http://screencast.com/t/FH48rnnlsQ .

You may want to review Wikipedia:Verifiability and Wikipedia:No original research. This information would need to have been published somewhere. Thanks, Bahooka (talk) 18:04, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

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Birth date[edit]

FLW said he was born in 1869, not 1867 as shown in the Article. Who said it was 1867? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.252.154.94 (talk) 16:42, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation states 1867 here. What reliable source states 1869? Bahooka (talk) 16:48, 19 August 2016 (UTC)