Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

Format:  Hardcover,

541 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2005

ISBN-13: 9780847827367

ISBN-10: 0847827364

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Frank Lloyd Wright is not only synonymous with architecture, his name is also synonymous with the American house in the twentieth century. In particular, his residential work has been the subject of continuing interest and controversy. Wright's Fallingwater (1935), the seminal masterpiece perched over a waterfall deep in the Pennsylvania highlands, is perhaps the best-known private house in the history of the world. In fact, Wright's houses-from his Prairie style Robie House (1906) in Chicago, to the Storer (1923) and Freeman (1923) houses in Los Angeles, and Taliesen West (1937) in the Arizona desert-are all touchstones of modern architecture. For the first time, all 289 extant houses are shown here in exquisite color photographs. Along with Weintraub's stunning photos and a selection of floor plans and archival images, the book includes text and essays by several leading Wright scholars. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses is an event of great importance and a major contribution to the literature on this titan of modern architecture.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2005
ISBN-13: 9780847827367
ISBN-10: 0847827364
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 541
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 7.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.5 x 11.5 x 2.0
Walmart No.: 847827364

Chapter outline

Becoming Frank Lloyd Wrightp. 16
Frank Lloyd Wright and the American homep. 44
The prairie stylep. 50
Frank Lloyd Wright's suburbanized civility 1900-1916p. 172
Professional wildernessp. 176
Disciples and masters : Schindler, Neutra, Wrightp. 214
Utopia promisedp. 226
Complexity and contradiction in Wright's architecturep. 370
Utopia under constructionp. 374
Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian automaticsp. 458
Afterwordp. 512
The plansp. 514
House listp. 518

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2006-01-01)

Rizzoli has recently published at least four other works on architect Frank Lloyd Wright, one of which, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks (1993), could be considered a companion to this volume. Covering only Wright's domestic architecture, this thick album of photo essays is heavy enough to collapse any of Wright's historic coffee tables. From Wright's own 1889 home in Oak Park, IL, to his posthumously finished 1966 Lykes family residence in Phoenix, each of these 100 buildings is given from one to nine pages of sumptuous photos with short explanatory captions.

The differing styles of houses in Wright's career are organized into thematic sections with five accompanying essays by five different authors, who include an architectural historian and the great grandson of the artist, also an architect. But neither the short essays nor the two pages of microscopic architectural plans approach the value of Weintraub's (Bay Area Style) beautiful photography. The great merit of this book is the chance to see into the vision of the most iconoclastic modern architect as he designed living spaces for a range of American families. Recommended for art and larger public libraries.

-David McClelland, Philadelphia

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Frank Lloyd Wright is not only synonymous with architecture, his name is also synonymous with the American house in the twentieth century. In particular, his residential work has been the subject of continuing interest and controversy. Wright's Fallingwater (1935), the seminal masterpiece perched over a waterfall deep in the Pennsylvania highlands, is perhaps the best-known private house in the history of the world. In fact, Wright's houses-from his Prairie style Robie House (1906) in Chicago, to the Storer (1923) and Freeman (1923) houses in Los Angeles, and Taliesen West (1937) in the Arizona desert-are all touchstones of modern architecture.

For the first time, all 289 extant houses are shown here in exquisite color photographs. Along with Weintraub's stunning photos and a selection of floor plans and archival images, the book includes text and essays by several leading Wright scholars. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses is an event of great importance and a major contribution to the literature on this titan of modern architecture.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Beautiful and Excellent This is a huge book, probably worth twice what I paid for it at the time. It is quite generously illustrated in full color. Most of the Wright home designs that were built are in here, and you will enjoy the pictures that give you the gist of the design, but no floor plans. However, it is a very high quality book and the illustrations are tasty eye candy and almost from cover to cover so I was very pleased with what I got. Great for anyone with an interest in residential architecture. 08/30/2013
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