Prairie School

A modern architectural movement centered in the American Midwest, characterized by a rejection of the revivalist movement and a preference for horizontal structures united with landscape.

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Prairie School
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Estilo vivienda de praderas Spanish

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Refers to the movement, centered mostly in the American Midwest among architects, notably Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, united by the rejection of revivalist styles and by the development of a new architectural vision based on the faithful expression of the natural qualities of a region or nation. The style generally favored elongated horizontal arrangements that blended naturally with the open American landscape.

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