Author: Alan Hess
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2005
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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 Wright's own writings, rare working drawings from the period, and previously unpublished photographs of the house in construction help the reader look over the shoulder of the architect at work.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.
Wright first came to fame with his airy Prairie houses, but before designing any of them he built or remodeled many other houses, most of them in the Chicago area in which he lived. This book presents a dozen of his earliest works from 1891 to 1897 and shows how he developed his distinctive architecture.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.
One of the architectural problems that challenged Frank Lloyd Wright throughout his career was how to provide moderate-cost houses that were every bit as good as more expensive ones. His solution was the Usonian house. This book presents a dozen of these innovative structures that became models for so many American houses.
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.
Author: Alan Hess
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2012
This book explores Wright's lessons on how climate, sustainability, sunlight, modern technology, and passive environmental controls can become the inspiration for excellent design. It highlights a selection of Wright's buildings to show how he dealt with these issues beginning more than a century ago. Topics considered include: passive solar designs and the use of thermal massing (Heurtley House, Hickox House, Hemicycle houses); passive berm insulation (Jacobs House II); passive ventilation systems (Walker House); passive natural light (Larkin Building, Fawcett House); landscaping (Hollyhock House, Martin House); mechanical ventilation (Unity Temple, Johnson Wax, Cheney House, Robie House); climate sensitivity (Taliesin West, Auldbrass, Fallingwater, Florida Southern College); high density urban housing (Francisco Terrace, Price Tower, Charnley House); farm architecture (Romeo and Juliet windmill, Taliesin barns and dairies, Broadacre city); use of natural and local materials (Hillside Home School, Walker House, Auldbrass, Heurtley House); high-tech solutions (Unity temple, textile block construction, thermopane glass, modular prefab) Some of Wright's ideas remain provocative, and comparisons between his concepts and current Green strategies and examples will be made. The book will also look at Wright's use of landscape as well.
Hugging the ground, with low, sheltering roofs and spacious interiors, Wright's Prairie houses have long been favorites among his hundreds of buildings. This book details the origins of the style, showing typical features and furnishings, and walks readers through ten of the most fascinating examples.
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)
As Wright's houses changed over the course of his career, one dominant feature remained constant: a fireplace. In all he designed more than one thousand, each meant to anchor the home architecturally and spiritually. This book captures the appeal hearths held for Wright, showing the many variations he achieved.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.