Frank Lloyd Wright and the automobile
Bruechert, Daniel C
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Frank Lloyd Wright and the automobile appear on the American landscape at approximately the same time. Wright’s work and his ideas show the importance he placed on the car and vision of an expanded roll in society. This thesis explores how Wright’s architectural designs were impacted and influenced by the rise of the automobile. As a historic preservation thesis, it will also evaluate how the auto related components of these designs have stood up to almost a century of use and the changed role of automobiles in America. Finally, this thesis will try to determine the level of importance placed on preserving the automotive aspect of Wright’s work.