Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

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Hardcover, Rizzoli Publications, 2005, ISBN# 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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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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Contributed by: Weintraub, Alan
Contributed by: Frampton, Kenneth
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
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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.

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