The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2002 - Architecture - 512 pages
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Over the past decade, there has been a significant revival of interest in the architecture and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). From Barnsdall Park in Los Angeles to the Zimmerman house in New Hampshire, from Florida Southern College to Taliesin in Wisconsin, with Fallingwater in between, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings open to the public receive thousands of visitors each year, and there is a thriving commerce in reproductions of Wright's furniture and fabric designs. Among the many books available on Frank Lloyd Wright, William Allin Storrer's classic—now fully revised and updated—remains the only authoritative guide to all of Wright's built work.

This edition includes a number of new features. It provides information on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings discovered since the first edition. It features full-color photographs to highlight those buildings that remain essentially as they were first built. To facilitate its use as a convenient field guide, this durable flexibound edition gives full addresses with each entry, as well as GPS coordinates, and offers maps giving the shortest route to each building. Preserving the chronological order of past editions, the catalog allows readers to trace the progression of Frank Lloyd Wright's built designs from the early Prairie school works to the last building constructed to Wright's specifications on the original site—the Aime and Norman Lykes residence.

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright will be indispensable for anyone fascinated with Wright's unique architectural genius.
 

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This book is a monumental project aimed at describing, explaining, and evaluating Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work. Wright was both an architect and writer, and Levine (fine arts, Harvard Univ.) has ... Read full review

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FLW enthusiasts will be disappointed to learn that the photo's in this book, like most similar books
have been obtained predatory style. Arriving at private homes unannounced, uninvited with an
attitude of
proprietary. Architects, photographers, professors, authors, etc. lurk at the perimeter property lines with their
zoom lenses set then behave like bafoon experts when they publish innacurate information or worse, approach
us FLW home owners and proceed to lecture us on our residence, etc. This is especially amusing though more irritating to the private homeowners who are intruded upon.
If you want accurate information, an inside look, close up and a real experience, have the integrity to write the FLW
home owner in a manner that reflects you are requesting privy to a privately owned and inhabited dwelling. That you respect our private lives and space. Otherwise, keep driving and visit one of the many publicly maintained FLW buildings and pay for the tour and accurate information.
We are stewards of these dwellings out of personal choices not because we want the stalking behavior of those who seek to make a profit selling books.
 

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William Allin Storrer holds a Ph.D. in comparative arts. He is the author of The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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