A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas.
Drawn from Wright's own writings, lectures, and talks, this book juxtaposes the architect's iconoclastic principles of architecture against plans, drawings, photos, and renderings of his most famous buildings. Includes a section of case studies in which Wright discusses some of his most important works to further illustrate the principles underlying organic architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the great masters in the history of modern architecture. His career spanned over sixty years, and his unique stylistic invention kept ahead of any passing fashion. This definitive monograph provides an unparalleled account of Wright's career.
Twenty-one carefully chosen selections from Wright's extensive literary output span the important period between 1900 and the late 1930s, when the architect exerted a powerful influence on the developing modern movement.
Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward features a lifetime of achievement by this titan of American architecture through newly commissioned contemporary photography, archival photography, and wonderfully detailed drawings of more than 200 projects, including such masterworks as the S. C. Johnson & Sons Administration Building in Wisconsin, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Taliesin West, Wright's desert home in Arizona, as well as less-known projects designed for Baghdad, Iraq, and beyond.
The definitive publication on America's greatest architect. The three-volume monograph features all of Wright's designs (numbering approximately 1100), both realized and unrealized. Made in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, this collection leaves no stone unturned in examining and paying tribute to Wrights life and work.
The first major presentation in decades of the visionary drawings of the artist-architect and master designer. Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of vast and unprecedented vision, whose work is not only still admired by the critics and carefully studied by historians but is also widely beloved.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building has become an icon of modern architecture. And the fact that it was demolished only forty-six years after its 1904 completion makes Jack Quinan's study of the building -which housed a Buffalo, New York, soap company- all the more valuable. Quinan's history draws on engineering documents, personal accounts of the building, and other papers he acquired from the family of Darwin D. Martin, a Larkin executive who proposed commissioning Wright to design the company's offices.