Frank Lloyd Wright: designs for an American landscape, 1922-1932

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Harry N. Abrams in association with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Library of Congress, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Sep 1, 1996 - Architecture - 207 pages
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Five of Frank Lloyd Wright's archetectural prototypes are examined in this beautiful volume. These works proposed an unprecedented integration of building and landscape, and although never built, were crucial to the development of Wright's later designs. They showed that Wright was not only a great architect but also a master in the art of landscaping. 179 illustrations, 79 in full color.

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In the 1920s, premier American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed five major projects: the Doheny Ranch, the Lake Tahoe summer colony, the A.M. Johnson desert compound, the George Strong automobile ... Read full review


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Anne Whiston Spirn is professor of landscape architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A photographer herself, she is the author of "The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design" and "The Language of Landscape,"

C. Ford Peatross is curator of the architecture, design, and engineering collections at the Library of Congress.

David G. De Long, an architect, is Professor of Architecture and former Chair of the Graduate Group in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include "Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932" (1997), "Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture" (1991), and "Bruce Goff: Toward Absolute Architecture "(1988). He has taught at the University of Sydney, Australia; the Middle East Technical University, Turkey; and Columbia University, New York, from which he received his Ph.D. in architectural history.
Jean-Louis Cohen is Professor at the Institut Francais d'Urbanisme in Paris and at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York. His publications include "Mies van der Rohe" (1996); "Scenes of the World to Come: European Architecture and the American Challenge 1893-1960" (1995); "Andre Lurcat "(1894-1970); "Autocritique d'un moderne" (1995); and "Le Corbusier and the Mystique of the USSR: Theories and Projects for Moscow, 1928-1936" (1992). He was recently appointed by the French Minister of Culture to create a museum of architecture in Paris.
J. Michael Desmond, and architect, is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University, from which he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree. He holds his Master's degree from Harvard University and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has taught at Harvard and Tulane universities, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, and the Boston Architectural Center, and has practiced architecture in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New York.
David A. Hanks is Director of Exhibitions International, New YorkCity, and Consulting Curator for the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts. He has held curatorial positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Graham Foundation to carry out research for "The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright," Dutton, 1979.
Richard Joncas teaches and lectures on Frank Lloyd Wright as well as modern American and European architecture. His essay on Wright's Hanna house appeared in the September 1993 issue of the "Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians." His dissertation for Stanford University, which he is currently preparing for publication, concerned Wright's later work and its non-rectangular geometry.
Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer came to the Taliesin Fellowship as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949. With the exception of a year he spent in Paris studying at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, he has remained with the Fellowship ever since. He is director of The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, a member of the board of trustees of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and the author of nearly forty books on Wright's life and work, notably "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks" (1993). He lives in Taliesin West, Wright's winter home and studio and the international headquarters of the Wright Foundation, with his Doberman, Geronimo.
Jack Quinan is Professor in the School of Architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he has taught since 1975. He also taught at the University of Rhode Island in 1972-75 and holds his Master's and Ph.D. from Brown University. The curator of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin house, he iscurrently completing a book on Wright's relationship with Martin, one of his leading clients. He is the author of "Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building: Myth and Fact" (1987) and numerous articles on the architect.

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