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By Donald L. Johnson, Donald Langmead

Quickly after 1900 in either North the US and Europe the evolution from the culture of Mediterranean and Gallic architectural kinds to modernism begun. This phenomenon used to be due, partly, to American business structure and the paintings of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's construction and architectural treatises of 1898-1908, with the extra aid of Dutch propaganda on his behalf, considerably motivated eu practitioners and theorists. eu structure inside of and out of doors of Holland displays an model of Wright's theories besides the structural determinism of yankee commercial constructions. With new facts and clean research culled from Dutch and American documents, own correspondence, fabric, this examine examines the burden of Wright's works and phrases and people of the Dutchmen H.P. Berlage, Theo van Doesburg, Jan Wils, J.J.P. Oud, William Dudok, and Hendrik Theodor Wijdeveld.This new perception at the results of Wright's architectural theories and designs, coupled with an in depth advisor for extra learn, will allure artwork and structure students and historians on either side of the Atlantic and also will be of curiosity to social historians, artists, and designers. occasions and new theories, together with the statement that Hendrik Theodor Wijdeveld used to be the catalytic resource at the back of Wright's Taliesin Fellowship tested in 1932, are provided in transparent available language. Tied to the textual content are quite a few visible displays of important designs and structures.

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During a 1904 visit to America in connection with the St. Louis World's Fair, Mohring had also visited Wright's office, although Wright was absent. Mohring supervised the construction of the German buildings at the Fair and had been involved with his country's exhibits. Wright attended the Fair, was thrilled by the architecture represented in drawings and photographs, and saw to it that his staff visited St. Louis. The art and architectural works "reinforced Wright's exposure to Europe," as Alofsin put it.

Chapter 3 Immediate Reaction It was Berlage's respected authority within the European architectural community that bestowed acceptability on Sullivan's skyscraper aesthetic and Wright's avantgarde architecture. Yet, although knowledge of Sullivan's designs was broadcast, it must be emphasized that there is no evidence of public debate in Holland (or Europe) about Wright prior to 1912. However, that there was private discussion of some kind is clear from Berlage's admission of his own knowledge of Sullivan and Wright as made to Purcell early in 1906.

Berlage is another key to the more general knowledge in Europe of Wright's ideas, not only through illustrated lectures, but thereafter by word of mouth. • • " ; • . 6. Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, 1913-14 (1915 photograph). Copyright © FLLW Foundation 1999. Courtesy of The FLLW Archives. Chapter 3 Immediate Reaction It was Berlage's respected authority within the European architectural community that bestowed acceptability on Sullivan's skyscraper aesthetic and Wright's avantgarde architecture.

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