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Frank Lloyd Wright

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Publisher Comments:

This extraordinary book presents thirty-eight of the most renowned and significant buildings of America's premier architect, from his early Prairie work in Oak Park, Illinois, in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s and 1950s.

In entirely new photographs taken especially for this book by two leading architectural photographers under the direction of co-editor David Larkin, such internationally famous buildings as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater and Wright's homes Taliesin, Taliesin West, and the Oak Park Home and Studio are seen afresh, benefiting from the photographers' special access.

Several lesser-known residences, such as Auldbrass Plantation in South Carolina, an array of wooden buildings that is Wright's American alternative to antebellum architecture, the William H. Winslow house in River Forest, Illinois, one of the architect's earliest and most surprisingly decorative houses, and the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford, Illinois, a masterful curvilinear design, are seen in full color and demonstrate dimensions of Wright's work less often seen before. Public buildings, such as the dramatic concrete, glass, and steel Marin County Civic Center and Beth Sholom Synagogue show Wright as engineering virtuoso as well as creative architect. In addition to these existing masterworks, only the most famous of which are open to the public, the book covers buildings that have been demolished, notably the Larkin Company Administration Building, Midway Gardens, and the Imperial Hotel, which are represented here by drawings and rich archival photographs.

Each of the buildings is presented from conceptual sketch, plan, or drawing to finished masterwork, and each is accompanied by an in-depth essay detailing the development of the work. Extensive quotes from Wright's writings, unpublished talks, and private letters to the clients give valuable insight into the architect's own thinking about each commission. Never before has Wright's architecture been presented so elaborately in one volume.

Book News Annotation:

Probably the most elaborate presentation of Wright's architecture available, this handsome volume presents 38 of the great American architect's most renowned and significant buildings, from his early work in Oak Park in the 1890s to his creations of the 1940s and 1950s. Each building is presented from conceptual sketch, plan, or drawing to finished work and accompanied by an in-depth essay detailing the development of the work, with extensive quotes from Wright's writings, unpublished talks, and private letters. For extant buildings, entirely new color photographs have been taken for this volume, while demolished buildings are represented by rare archival photographs. 11x11"
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Thirty-eight of Wright's architectural designs, ranging from his early work in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s, show each building's evolution from conceptual sketch, plan, or drawings to finished masterwork. Over 300 illustrations, 275 in color.

About the Author

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer was an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and is currently a trustee and Director of the Archives for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings and Treasures of Taliesin and editor of the highly praised series The Collected Writings of Frank Lloyd Wright.

David Larkin is the co-author and designer of such celebrated illustrated books as Classic America and Shaker and publisher of Barn and Wooden Ship.

Paul Rocheleau and Michael Freeman have contributed the new photography included in this book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847817153
Subtitle:
The Masterworks
Editor:
Larkin, David
Editor:
Larkin, David
Editor:
Pfeiffer, Bruce B.
Author:
Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks
Author:
Larkin, David
Editor:
Larkin, David; Pfeiffer, Bruce B.
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Subject:
Wright, frank lloyd, 1869-1959
Subject:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Architecture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19930915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 COLOR and BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
11.33x11.30x1.14 in. 4.88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Thirty-eight of Wright's architectural designs, ranging from his early work in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s, show each building's evolution from conceptual sketch, plan, or drawings to finished masterwork. Over 300 illustrations, 275 in color.
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