Frank Lloyd Wright was a protégée of Louis Sullivan before striking out on his own. He established a uniquely American style of architecture in harmony with the environment, and a philosophy he called “organic architecture.” For 70 years he designed buildings (over 400 built), furniture, and furnishings. Wright was a proponent of urban planning and the Usonian home, he wrote 20 books and lectured in the U.S. and Europe. The breadth of his work which includes Prairie houses, office buildings, and the Guggenheim Museum illustrate his talent.
Prairie School Architecture
This distinctive architectural style was influenced by the international Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, architects flocked to the area to participate in the building boom. These buildings were designed to integrate with the natural landscape, emphasizing horizontal lines, hipped roofs, overhanging eaves, and windows groups in straight bands. Frank Lloyd Wright referred to it as “organic architecture.”
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.