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Prairie Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright originated the

The Prairie Style (open plans, horizontality, natural materials) which was part of the

American Arts and Crafts movement (hand craftsmanship, simplicity, function) an alternative to the then dominant

Classical Revival Style (Greek forms with occasional Roman influences). he was also heavily influenced by the

Idealistic Romantics (better homes would create better people) and the

Modernist Movement Particularly the

Minimalists (less is more) and

Bauhaus (form follows function) which was a mixture of

DeStijil (grid based design) and

Constructivism (emphasizes the structure itself & the building materials)