Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Ellen Labrecque
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
ISBN: 0448483130
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Born in Wisconsin in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright became obsessed with a set of building blocks his mother had given to him on his ninth birthday. He grew up to become the father of organic architecture and the greatest American architect of all time, having designed more than 1,100 buildings during his lifetime. These included aprivate homes - such as the stunning Fallingwater, churches, temples, a hotel, and the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in New York City. aWhen asked how he could create so many designs, he answered, oI can't get them out fast enough.o Frank Lloyd Wright was a man ahead of his time who could barely keep up with his own ideas!

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Ada Louise Huxtable
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143114291
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In this book, Ada Louise Huxtable aims to offer an outstanding look at the architect and the man that was Frank Lloyd Wright. She explores the sources of his tumultuous and troubled life and his long career as master builder as well as his search for lasting, true love. Along the way, Huxtable introduces readers to Wright's masterpieces - Taliesin, rebuilt after tragedy and murder; the Imperial Hotel, one of the few structures left standing after Japan's catastrophic 1923 earthquake; and tranquil Fallingwater, to which millions have traveled to experience its quiet grace. Through the journey, Huxtable takes readers not only into the mind of the man who drew the blueprints, but also into the very heart of the medium, which he changed forever.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Robert McCarter
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892683
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The life and architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) have been much-studied, yet there is a consistent division between analyses of his architecture, which exclude any discussion of his daily life, and books that tell the often sensational tale of his life, with barely a passing reference to the buildings themselves. The result is that, despite the large number of volumes on Wright, the most essential part of his life – his life as an architect, working, as he said, ‘in the cause of architecture’ – remains virtually unexplored. Frank Lloyd Wrightoffers an account of Wright’s life as an architect, the ideas, beliefs and relationships that shaped his life and work, and the manner in which these affected, and are reflected in, his architecture. During a tumultuous life and extensive career which includes such hugely defining buildings as the Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, Taliesin, Unity Temple, and the prolific Prairie Houses, Wright endeavoured to shape the emerging and evolving American democracy, its mode of dwelling, and its relation to the traditional conception of the city. Fusing ancient construction geometries with contemporary ideals of Transcendental philosophy, Wright sought to develop an appropriate architecture for the new world of the twentieth century. In doing so, he served as the primary inspiration for the emergence of Modern architecture around the world. Robert McCarter examines how Wright’s architecture crystallized key conceptions of both private dwelling and public citizenship for American society, and relates how, through his work and writings, Wright developed relationships with key leaders of the arts, industry and society. He analyses how and why Wright maintained that architecture was the ‘background or framework’ for daily life, never the literal ‘object’ of our attention, as well as Wright’s belief that architects have the most significant ethical responsibilities to improve the larger society and culture to which they belong. In exploring Wright’s life, times and culture, Robert McCarter shows how Wright was an architect of astonishing ability, whose works continue to shape the world around us, fifty years after his death.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 9780764932434
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Frank Lloyd Wright exerted perhaps the greatest influence on twentieth century design. In a volume that continues to resonate more than seventy years after its initial publication, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography contains the master architect's own account of his work, his philosophy, and his personal life, written with his signature wit and charm. Wright (1867-1959) went into seclusion in a Minnesota cabin to reflect and to record his life experiences. In 1932, the first edition of the Autobiography was published. It became a form of advertising, leading many readers to seek out the master architect--thirty apprentices came to live and learn at Taliesin, Wright's Wisconsin home/school/studio, under the master's tutelage. (By 1938, Taliesin West, in Arizona, was the winter location for Wright's school.) The volume is divided into five sections devoted to family, fellowship, work, freedom, and form. Wright recalls his childhood, his apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, the turmoil of his personal life, and the background to his greatest achievements, including Hollyhock House, the Prairie and the Usonian Houses, and the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Meryle Secrest
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226744148
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Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography focuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings, and books. She also interviewed surviving devotees, students, and relatives. The result is an explicit portrait of both the genius architect and the provocative con-man. "Secrest seizes the themes most evocative of certain of our cultural myths, forging them into a coherent and emotionally plausible narrative."—New Republic "An engaging narrative."—New York Times Book Review "The real triumph of this biography . . . is the link it makes between Frank Lloyd Wright's personal life and his architecture."—The Economist "Secrest's achievement is to etch Wright's character in sharp relief. . . . [She] presents Wright in his every guise."-Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune "An extremely engaging profile."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A spellbinding portrait."—Library Journal "The best [biography] so far, a huge and definitive accumulation of fact."—Time

Wright

Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822827574
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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)

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Robert C. Twombly
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471857976
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The events of Wright's life and career are examined, with an analysis of his work, an assessment of his place in modern architecture, and an evaluation of Taliesin, the firm that continues his work

My Father Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: John Lloyd Wright
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140628
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Charming memoir, by his son, of Wright as genius, father, and family man. The book also includes the complete text of William C. Gannet's The House Beautiful, a work designed by Wright. 10 halftones.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Buildings

Author: Jonathan Lipman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486427485
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Thoroughly researched study of the design and construction of this radical, inspiring workplace draws on much unpublished archival material. From the genesis of the structurally unique Administration Building — its design development, innovations, and furnishings — to the construction and completion of the Research Towers, Lipman presents a wealth of information. 172 black-and-white illustrations.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Jennifer Fandel
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9781583413784
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Examines the life and career of the American architect, detailing the evolution of his innovative design and the structures which won him fame around the world.