Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Editor: Gramercy
ISBN: 9780517147221
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Foreword by Nancy Frazier. Beautiful hard-cover edition of one of the most famous books in architectural history. Presents the early work of the great American architect and includes photographs and material unavailable elsewhere. More than 200 b&w photographs.


Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
Editor: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822827574
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The Wright idea "The interior space itself is the reality of the building." - Frank Lloyd Wright Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly made use of them to build private homes. His prairie house concept--that of a low, sprawling home based upon a simple L or T figure--was the driving force behind some of his most famous houses and became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright`s designs for office and public buildings were equally groundbreaking and unique. From Fallingwater to New York`s Guggenheim Museum, his works are among the most famous in the history of architecture. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

Famous Buildings Of Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Bruce LaFontaine
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486293622
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For coloring book enthusiasts and architecture students — 44 finely detailed renderings of Wright home and studio, Unity Temple, Guggenheim Museum, Robie House, Imperial Hotel, more.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Alan Hess
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847827367
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For the first time, all 289 of Frank Lloyd Wright's extant houses are shown together in a collection of exquisite color photographs that provides a definitive catalog of Wright's homes. 12,500 first printing.

Frank Lloyd Wright S House On Kentuck Knob

Author: Donald Hoffmann
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780822941194
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More than fifty photographs, drawings, and diagrams accompany a detailed descriptive text to illustrate how the peculiarities of the plan, based on the equilateral triangle, resulted in a house that generates countless vistas, indoors and out, and spatial effects of great charm and intimacy."--BOOK JACKET.

The Show To End All Shows

Author: Manfred B. Steger
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870700552
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"To accompany the exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect, the Museum planned a publication in the form of a Festshchrift, commissioning essays from the best-known architectural figures of the day...Wright, however, took issue with parts of the book"-- (p.11) and it was not published. This publication includes the Festscrift essays, the incendiary exchange of correspondence between Wright and the Museum about the book and an essay by Kathryn Smith.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Meryle Secrest
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226744148
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Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography focuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings, and books. She also interviewed surviving devotees, students, and relatives. The result is an explicit portrait of both the genius architect and the provocative con-man. "Secrest seizes the themes most evocative of certain of our cultural myths, forging them into a coherent and emotionally plausible narrative."—New Republic "An engaging narrative."—New York Times Book Review "The real triumph of this biography . . . is the link it makes between Frank Lloyd Wright's personal life and his architecture."—The Economist "Secrest's achievement is to etch Wright's character in sharp relief. . . . [She] presents Wright in his every guise."-Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune "An extremely engaging profile."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A spellbinding portrait."—Library Journal "The best [biography] so far, a huge and definitive accumulation of fact."—Time

Frank Lloyd Wright Revealed

Author: Rebecca Snelling
Editor: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785820796
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The first in a series that uses computer technology to literally "lift the lid" from the work of famous architects and show their buildings in great detail. The greatest American architect is the subject of the first book, with five of his signature private houses covered: the Robie house--greatest of his Prairie houses; the Ennis House--one of West Coast textile-block houses; the Usonian Fallingwater, possibly his greatest creation; the second house he built for Herbert Jacobs, one of his earth-bermed solar hemicycles; and finally, part of Wright's dream for affordable, mass-produced housing--one of his Erdman Prefabricated dwellings.

Fallingwater Rising

Author: Franklin Toker
Editor: Knopf
ISBN: 0307425843
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Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy, his youth and his early fame long gone. It was the Depression, and Wright had no work in sight. Into his orbit stepped Edgar J. Kaufmann, a Pittsburgh department-store mogul–“the smartest retailer in America”–and a philanthropist with the burning ambition to build a world-famous work of architecture. It was an unlikely collaboration: the Jewish merchant who had little concern for modern architecture and the brilliant modernist who was leery of Jews. But the two men collaborated to produce an extraordinary building of lasting architectural significance that brought international fame to them both and confirmed Wright’s position as the greatest architect of the twentieth century. Fallingwater Rising is also an enthralling family drama, involving Kaufmann, his beautiful cousin/wife, Liliane, and their son, Edgar Jr., whose own role in the creation of Fallingwater and its ongoing reputation is central to the story. Involving such key figures of the l930s as Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Henry R. Luce, William Randolph Hearst, Ayn Rand, and Franklin Roosevelt, Fallingwater Rising shows us how E. J. Kaufmann’s house became not just Wright’s masterpiece but a fundamental icon of American life. One of the pleasures of the book is its rich evocation of the upper-crust society of Pittsburgh–Carnegie, Frick, the Mellons–a society that was socially reactionary but luxury-loving and baronial in its tastes, hobbies, and sexual attitudes (Kaufmann had so many mistresses that his store issued them distinctive charge plates they could use without paying). Franklin Toker has been studying Fallingwater for eighteen years. No one but he could have given us this compelling saga of the most famous private house in the world and the dramatic personal story of the fascinating people who made and used it. A major contribution to both architectural and social history.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Robert McCarter
Editor: Phaidon Press
Size: 15,40 MB
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This definitive monograph provides an unparalleled account of Wright's career, exploring the key themes in his work and presenting the consistent qualities that underlie all of his designs. 417 illustrations, 191 in color.