“Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form, and therefore it is the truest record
of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.” — FLW
All of the sites listed below contain photographs, discussion, or other materials of interest to anyone who seeks to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright and his works.
Architect’s Choice: Top 10 Buildings in U.S. Results of polls taken in 1885 and 1986, with 3 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings on 1986 Top 10 list.
All-Wright-Site: An Internet Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright. This site offers a complete guide to Frank Lloyd Wright’s built work, along with pages concerning other aspects of this important architect, such as his life and quotations.
Building the Usonian House. Observations, photographs, and video of the construction of a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house which will serve as the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center on the campus of Florida Southern College, located in Lakeland, Florida.
Frank Lloyd Wright. PBS companion web site to film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; includes the Mike Wallace interviews.
Frank Lloyd Wright. A site by Don Gunning filled with photographs and histories of the houses in Wright’s Oak Park neighborhood and River Forest. Also includes sections on Unity Temple and The Dana-Thomas House.
Frank Lloyd Wright: An American Architect. Part of Lucidcafe’s directory of art with links to artists, galleries and art-related business around the world; includes brief biograpical information about Wright.
Frank Lloyd Wright: An Architectural Chronology in Photos. Shows Wright’s major landmark creations photographically. Over 270 original images by Jim Steinhart trace Frank Lloyd Wright’s artistry.
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Web site of the organization formed in 1989 to prevent further destruction of Wright’s buildings.
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frederick Clifford Gibson. This web site includes sketches by Gibson of several Wright buildings as well as photographs and text with citations.
Frank Lloyd Wright by Steve Kuckuk. In addition to biographical information and photographs of Wright’s buildings, this web site includes images of some unbuilt projects, accessories, and logos.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Chicago Landmarks. Virtual tour of landmark buildings constructed by FLW in Chicago.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932.An on-line exhibit by the Library of Congress with extensive narrative featuring the architect’s renderings of five unbuilt projects designed during this period.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Contains information about the foundation and the FLLW Archives, a calendar of current and upcoming exhibitions at various locations, an index to Wright’s works that are open to the public, and links to other official sites.
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust maintains two museum sites: Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park; and his renowned Prairie Style design, the Robie House, on the University of Chicago campus.
Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois (1889-1909).Features a "walking" photo tour and discussion of the residences built in Oak Park, including the Wright Home & Studio. Site also contains a biography that focuses on Wright’s flamboyant personal site.
Frank Lloyd Wright Room. The Frank Lloyd Wright Room in the Metropolitan Museum American Decorative Arts Collection was originally the living room of the summer residence of Frances W. Little in Wayzata, Minnesota.
Frank Lloyd Wright Sites. Blog featuring discussion and photographs of a large number of Wright buildings located throughout the country.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Legacy. Features discussion and photos of Wright’s work in Buffalo, New York which includeds the Larkin Administration Building and the Darwin Martin House.
Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
Great Buildings Online. Discussion, construction details and images of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Several downloadable 3d models.
Taliesin Preservation Commission. Web site of the organization working to preserve Taliesin and educate the public about the history and importance of Taliesin and Frank Lloyd Wright. Text-only site includes biographical information, time line, architectural record, information about buildings on the Taliesin estate, and discussion of Wright’s design principles.
Wright in Wisconsin. Site featuring Wisconsin Wright buildings, tour information, events calendar.
Wright on the Market. Sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conversancy, this site contains a list of Frank Lloyd Wright creations that are for sale. Each house on the list links to a page with information about the house and photographs.
Image Galleries, Photograph Collections, etc.
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Gottscho and Schleisner, 1935-1955. Searchable photographic database that includes 45 photographs of Wright’s "Wingspread," the Herbert F. Johnson, jr. residence in Racine, Wisconsin.
Digital Archive of American Architecture. An extensive slide collection.
Frank Lloyd Wright by Dustin Smith. Collection of personal photographs.
Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Houses. Extensive collection of photographs by Kay Komuro.
Frank Lloyd Wright stock photos and images. The image gallery at Can Stock Photo is free to browse and explore. In addition, images can be purchased starting at $2 for posters, prints, websites, and more.
Frank Lloyd Wright Photos at Go Graph. Go Graph Stock Photography offers over 18 million affordable royalty free stock photos, illustrations, vector clip art and royalty-free footage clips. The Go Graph database includes photos of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.
Frank Lloyd Wright in the Metropolitan Museum. Images of Frank Lloyd Wright and his works in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Wasmuth Portfolio. The collection held by the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah includes volumes 1 and 2 of the Wasmuth Portfolio with downloadable images of individual leaves.
Podcasts & Videos
Frank Lloyd Wright. Art history extra credit podcast by student, Devin Primrose. Podcast published 12/15/2012 (02:17).
Frank Lloyd Wright. Lecture given by Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the New York Times, Ada Louise Huxtable. Followed by Q&A segment. Podcast recorded 12/09/2004 (55:17).
Fallingwater Main Project, the Movie. A beautifully-crafted short computer graphic movie featuring the Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece. Animation, 2007 (04:32).
Selection from the essay “Studies and Executed Builidings” by Frank Lloyd Wright. Reading by Alan Sklar of Wright’s essay. Audio recording in “Listen to Genius!” series (13:59).
Frank Lloyd Wright materials. Research Library catalog, Getty Research Institute.
Frank Lloyd Wright Ephemera Collection. Arizona State University, Special Collections Library.
Frank Lloyd Wright. NNDB bibliography of books about Frank Lloyd Wright. Also includes a profile of Wright.
Essays, Articles, etc.
Frank Lloyd Wright, born 150 years ago, still fascinates. Essay by Beth J. Harpaz (AP) for Appleton-Post Crescent, 6/17/2017.
Usonian Utopias: the FBI vs. Frank Lloyd Wright. Essay by Jeffrey St. Clair for CounterPunch, 3/8/2012.
Wright-related Materials for Purchase
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Barewalls.com. Site offers a selection of more than 50 Frank Lloyd Wright posters for purchase.
Fallingwater: Wright and the 3rd Dimension (3 View-Master reels). The first commercially available stereoscopic photography of Wright’s work.
Fotosearch. Stock photographs and images of works by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Heartland House Designs: Needleart. Unique cross stitch and needlepoint designs adapted from designs by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Froebel Gifts. History, instructions for use, and purchase source for Froebel Gifts –same as those used in childhood play by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Uniart Marketing + Distribution Ltd. The Retailer’s source for Frank Lloyd Wright Collection products.
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Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Provides information about the program, admission procedures, fees, etc.
Open Colleges offers a range of online courses from entry-level to advanced photography.