Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright The Houses 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 co

  • Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses
  • Author: Alan Hess Alan Weintraub Kenneth Frampton Thomas S. Hines
  • ISBN: 9780847827367
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 knowFrank 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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    1. Beautiful pictures of Wright's architecture However, I wouldn't want to live in one of his houses. One of Wright's stipulations when designing a house was that the owners would change NOTHING. This included any furniture he designed. I've toured some of his houses, and I found the interiors dark and oppressive--especially the house in Springfield, Ohio (although I realize that this house was quite different from some of his others, and that his styles often widely varied). That house's owners ha [...]

    2. Beautiful picture book that gives the reader an exhaustive look at Lloyd Wright's houses throughout his long and illustrious career. From the amazing and celebrated "fallingwater" house that rebooted his career to the Walker house, the reader walks through the interiors of many incredible spaces. The quality of the photographs and the joining articles make this huge coffee table book worth every penny.

    3. To love Frank Lloyd write is to love this book. Replete with gorgeous pictures of his houses throughout, this is one of the few exceptions to my standing rule against coffee-table books.

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