Lynda S. Waggoner
Random House Incorporated, 2011 - Architecture - 328 pages
A landmark volume to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century. With stunning new photography commissioned especially for this book, Fallingwater captures the much-loved masterpiece by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright following its recent restoration. Built in 1936 for Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann, Fallingwater is hailed as a twentieth-century masterpiece—a marvel of innovation and daring that appears to float over rushing falls. This volume is a major event in the story of this icon, with new authoritative texts on Fallingwater's history, structure, restoration, and collections, including the house's relationship to its setting and its importance to the sustainability movement; its meaning in the context of Wright's body of work; the analysis and planning process that went into Fallingwater's restoration and how a seemingly unsolvable problem was overcome through modern engineering. Destined to become the lasting volume on this seminal monument, the book is a tribute to genius and the long-awaited reconsideration of this masterwork.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
apprentices architect architecture Bear Run Bob Mosher building calculations cantilevers collection color concrete girders continuous created curator decorated deﬁned deﬂected diagonal Donald Friend Edgar jr Edgar Kaufmann Edgar Tafel engineers exhibition experience Fallingwater falls father ﬁg ﬁll ﬁnd ﬁnished ﬁreplace ﬁrm ﬁrst ﬂagstones ﬂoat Frank Lloyd Wright Frida Kahlo glass guest house Hall hatch inﬂuence installed interior Kauﬁnann Kaufmann jr Kaufniann landscape letter Liliane living room ln addition Lynda main ﬂoor master bedroom terrace Modern Museum nature oﬂice ofthc ofthe OM11 Rind once organic architecture painting Pittsburgh plans post-tensioning Rajits reinforcing repair Rii;'vls Reserve-ti Rn;'vls Rufus sense south parapet space Speyer stair steel stone ﬂoor stream stress structure Taliesin trees V/right veriﬁed Victor Hammer Villa Villa Mairea visitors visual wall waterfall woods worlt Wriglit wrote York