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wright at the time
wright at the time

n 1936, Hebert Johnson approached Wright to build a new administration building for the Johnson Wax Company in Racine, Wisconsin. After completing the building, Wright’s career was reborn. Then came World War II. A pacifist, Wright publicly opposed the war which affected his practice. From 1936 to 1941, the government needed raw materials for war purposes and the domestic building industry slowed down. During this period, he and his students holed up in Taliesin with almost no news of the war or the world. He encouraged some young apprentices to resist the draft. A few went to prison for it.

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