Focusing on one of the most productive and innovative periods in the architect's career, a study of Wright's mid-twentieth-century architectural designs looks at such seminal masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Loveness House, and an array of furniture and object designs. 12,500 first printing.
Author: Joseph Connors
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1984-05-15
The Robie House in Chicago is one of the world's most famous houses, a masterpiece from the end of Frank Lloyd Wright's early period and a classic example of the Prairie House. This book is intended as a companion for the visitor to the house, but it also probes beneath the surface to see how the design took shape in the mind of the architect. Wright's own writings, rare working drawings from the period, and previously unpublished photographs of the house in construction help the reader look over the shoulder of the architect at work. Beautiful new photographs of the Robie House and related Wright houses have been specially taken to illustrate the author's points, and a bibliography on Wright is provided.
Always an experimenter, in the 1920's Wright debuted an innovative building system with four striking houses in the Los Angeles area. This book features these internationally renowned compositions and a fifth that shares their exotic form.The Wright-at-a-Glance series showcases the work of one of the world's best-known architects. Comprising twelve books in all, this series offers an overview of Wright's life, buildings, and designs.
Author: Alan Hess
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2008
A follow-up to Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses provides photographic tours of such structures as the Guggenheim Museum, Marin County Civic Center, and Unity Temple, in a tribute that also provides archive images of demolished buildings and unbuilt structures including the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the Mile High "Illinois." 12,000 first printing.
Kim Bixler's family owned Frank Lloyd Wright's 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, New York from 1977-1994. Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House recounts the joys and pitfalls of owning a Wright-designed home. The tumultuous history of the house is recounted through interviews with former and current owners. Living with the public's curiosity, playing hide-and-seek, coping with the habitually leaky roof, and managing constant renovations make this an unforgettable story.
The focus of this book is Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House in Florence, Alabama, built in 1939 as one of his Usonian designs, which were meant for low-cost housing. The volume describes the principles of his design, and traces the house's construction, remodeling in 1948, and restoration, which included the efforts of Broach, who is the manager
Frank Lloyd Wright is unquestionably America's most celebrated architect. This comprehensive and affordable view of the master architect's entire oeuvre includes private residences, public buildings, furnishings, and decorative pieces. 184 illustrations, 173 in full color.
Frank Lloyd Wright exerted perhaps the greatest influence on twentieth century design. In a volume that continues to resonate more than seventy years after its initial publication, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography contains the master architect's own account of his work, his philosophy, and his personal life, written with his signature wit and charm. Wright (1867-1959) went into seclusion in a Minnesota cabin to reflect and to record his life experiences. In 1932, the first edition of the Autobiography was published. It became a form of advertising, leading many readers to seek out the master architect--thirty apprentices came to live and learn at Taliesin, Wright's Wisconsin home/school/studio, under the master's tutelage. (By 1938, Taliesin West, in Arizona, was the winter location for Wright's school.) The volume is divided into five sections devoted to family, fellowship, work, freedom, and form. Wright recalls his childhood, his apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, the turmoil of his personal life, and the background to his greatest achievements, including Hollyhock House, the Prairie and the Usonian Houses, and the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Palmer house, built in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the early 1950s, is one of Wright's last residential masterpieces. Working from extensive materials gathered by Ann and Leonard Eaton, and from his own fifty-two-year familiarity with the building, Grant Hildebrand crafts the story of Billy and Mary Palmer's extraordinary home. He presents in detail the events surrounding the Palmers' selection of Wright as architect; Wright's personal creation of the design; the challenges, and the craftsmanship, of its construction; the evolution of its garden and teahouse; the role of the house as a setting for the Palmers' lives; and an analysis of its remarkable formal and spatial qualities. With a rich compendium of personal information and an extensive array of photographs, plans, and diagrams created especially for this book, Frank Lloyd Wright's Palmer House offers a comprehensive exploration of a living work of art and an intimate portrait of the people who, having brought it into being, treasured its presence in their lives for half a century. Citing the particular synergies of architect and client, house and site, Hildebrand situates the heretofore little-known Palmer house within the context of Wright's overall oeuvre and presents a convincing argument for the inclusion of the Palmer house in the canon of the architect's finest residential designs.
Author: Diane Maddex
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Release Date: 2003
Offering insight into the famous architect's career-long focus on small, moderate-budget houses, a tour of his small-house designs includes coverage of such structures as the Stockman House, a recently restored Prairie house based on his "Fireproof House for $5,000" design, and the Peterson Cottage.