Frank Lloyd Wright

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Phaidon Press, Aug 26, 1999 - Architecture - 368 pages
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The definitive monograph on one of the masters of modern architecture.

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the great masters of modern architecture. His career spanned over 60 years, and his unique stylistic invention kept ahead of any ephemeral fashion. This definitive monograph provides an unparalleled account of Wright's momentous career. It explores the key themes in Wright's work, and presents the consistent qualities that underlie all of his designs.

The themes of space and spatial experience are examined, together with a discussion of construction and Wright's search for what he termed the nature of materials. The relationship between his architecture and the landscape is also explored with rigour.

This book includes an extensive selection of archival drawings and photographs; clear, redrawn plans and detail drawings; and beautiful specially-commissioned, colour photographs. It also features a complete list of Wright's buildings and projects compiled by the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.

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This book is not a biography of Frank Lloyd Wright but rather an investigation into Wright's philosophy of design and space. McCarter (architecture, Univ. of Florida) dulls his attempt, however, by ... Read full review


THE COURTYARD PUBLIC SPACE 136 Midway Gardens Imperial Hotel Coonley Playhouse
THE CONCRETEBLOCK HOUSE 160 Millard House Storer House Ennis House Freeman House Lloyd Jones House
THE CANTILEVERED TOWER 184 National Insurance Company Building St MarksintheBouwerie Tower Price Tower

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About the author (1999)

Robert McCarter is prominent architectural historian and practising architect, and is Professor of Architecture at the University of Florida. He is the author of On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles, Louis I Khan, and Unity Temple and Fallingwater in Phaidon's Architecture in Detail Series.

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