Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959: Building for Democracy
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:
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Reissued as a larger Taschen 25th anniversary edition with a different cover, they managed to trick me into a re-buy. I only wished somebody had found the time to actually, well, read the book since ... Read full review