oak park
oak park
critical response
parallel movements
wright at the time
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oak park

right’s first independently-built project was his own house, which he began in 1889 while he was working for his mentor, Louis Sullivan. The house was completed within a year, but Wright continued to expand and rework the house over the next eight years. At first the changes were necessitated by Wright’s growing family, but by 1893 he had opened his own office and needed space in which to work.

Wright combined his home and studio—one of his many departures from contemporary architectural practice, which usually took place in a separate, professional office. Later in life, he often insisted that his clients visit him at Taliesin (East) because he felt his own home would give them the best idea of what he would build for them.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is open to the public.