Building with Frank Lloyd Wright: An Illustred Memoir

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Chronicle Books-A Prism, 1978 - Architecture - 147 pages
This is the first-hand account of a young couple who in 1936 challenged Wright to produce a decent house for $5,000. Wright responded with the in要ovations-floor heating, flat roof, con苞rete floor, solid walls, grouping of utili負ies, carport, seclusion from the street but openness to a garden through banks of door windows-that made their house the revolutionary “Usonia Num苑er One.”&Within five years the Jacobs moved to the country, where Wright designed the “Solar Hemicycle, ” which featured a windfoil design and the passive solar con貞truction that became the prototype for such buildings. The 89 illustrations show the construction and important details of both houses.

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USONIA NUMBER ONE 1 A Challenge Tossed Back
The Backward House
Working Drawings and a Double Shock

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About the author (1978)

Herbert Jacobs is a retired reporter, photographer, and editor for the Mil­waukee Journal and the Madison Capital Times. He was also an instructor in jour­nalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Katherine Wescott Jacobs, sis­ter of writer Glenway Wescott and articu­late advocate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is a professional sculptor.

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