Wrightscapes: Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs

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McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Architecture - 373 pages
Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect, pioneered the organic style of architecture. His most famous buildings - Fallingwater and Guggenheim Museum - have inspired generations of architects and an entire school dedicated to teaching his principles. Less well-known are the contributions Wright brought to landscape and site design. His designs holistically integrated inside and outside, and he was a precursor in the field of sustainable, environmentally sensitive use of plant materials, climate, and natural lighting. This work examines Wright's residential and public work and his urban design initiatives.

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Could there be anything more to say about the 20th century's most written-about architect? Landscape architecture professor Charles Aguar (Univ. of Georgia) and wife Berdeana find a fresh perspective ... Read full review


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The authors came to this project uniquely prepared for the task at hand. One possessed the well-founded savvy of an experienced landscape architect and city planner who collaborated with architects over a long period of time; the other has extensive writing expertise. They also share more than a half-century avocational interest in the subject matter and have spent the better part of the past decade conducting travel-field investigations and supportive research, evaluating and interpreting findings, and developing the Wrightscapes manuscript.

Charles Aguar (deceased) distinguished himself in all three areas of his professional life, as educator, landscape architect, and city planner. He was Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia, a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History.He was very active in historical and cultural initiatives across the country, earning awards and grants from the American Planning Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many other organizations.

Berdeana Aguar collaborated with her husband on the writing of many of his works during the five decades of their marriage and began working full-time on Wrightscapes in 1994. She is a scriptwriter for commercial videos and documentary films whose clients include The Nature Conservancy, the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design, Mitsubishi, the American Arbitration Association, WSB-TV, and PBS.

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