Prairie School

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Prairie School

n.
A group of American architects practicing mainly in the Midwest in the early 1900s, whose designs for low, horizontally extended houses and emphasis on natural materials were influenced especially by Frank Lloyd Wright.

[From the use of horizontal lines in imitation of the flatness of the Midwestern prairie.]
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In the latter part of his career, after he had become world-famous for inventing the Prairie School of architecture and designing such landmarks as the Imperial Hotel in Japan, Wright turned his attention to simpler homes and social theory.