Wright, Frank Lloyd, jun

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Wright, Frank Lloyd, jun. (1890–1978). American architect, elder son of Frank Lloyd Lincoln Wright. He was trained in his father's studio, and helped (1909) to prepare the drawings for the celebrated Wasmuth portfolio (1910). He later worked for the Boston firm of Olmsted, then with his father on the Barnsdall Hollyhock House (1916–21) and on the various concrete-block houses of the 1920s, all in CA. His own output included houses constructed of precast concrete blocks (e.g. Derby House, Chevy Chase, CA (1926) ), whilst pre-Columbian and Art Deco motifs occurred in the Sowden House, Los Angeles (1926), and the Samuel-Navarro House, Hollywood, CA (1926–8). He was responsible for the shell-concrete structure at the Hollywood Bowl, CA (1924–5 and 1928). The Swedenborg Memorial Wayfarer's Chapel, Palos Verdes, CA (1946–71), in which the architecture is integrated with the landscape, is arguably his best work.

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