The houses and public buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright are not at all difficult to locate, as they are well distributed throughout the United States. But to see and enjoy their interiors is a different matter.
There are about 400 Wright houses remaining, and only about 20 are open to the public, so their most interesting and personal aspects, reflecting the lives of the people for whom they were designed, can only be seen through photographs, which provide tantalizing glimpses into a world only experienced by the people who still inhabit it.
Artificial lighting has not been used, but the photographs allow Wright's genius to shine through. Dark corners are dark where they are supposed to be and the feeling of each room is that of an actual home and certainly not of a museum where a 'Do not touch' sign might be prominently displayed. The houses were meant to be lived in and still reflect that fact.
Wright claimed to have invented the open-plan space, and perhaps he did. He was interested in his clients and the way they lived their lives, therefore his houses are not only functional, but also decorative, with fireplaces at their centers signifying hearth and home.
Wright designed anything that was required of him; he produced furniture, beautiful art-glass windows or lightscreens, and innovative forms of lighting, which was one of his greatest preoccupations. Many of these features were translated into his public buildings, in the Price Tower, Unity Temple, Johnson Wax and many others.