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Building and Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright


The RoomsThe Rooms: Interiors and Decorative Arts

Margo Stipe (Author), Alan Weintraub (Photographer) / October 2014

“Frank Lloyd Wright: The Rooms presents the warm interior spaces and exceptional design work of this beloved American master. The book offers the reader an immersion into this work by means of extraordinary artful detail in intimately explored rooms and spaces. From the Oak Park Home and Studio in Illinois to the majestically appointed Darwin D. Martin House with its abundance of art glass, including Wright’s famous “Tree of Life” and “Wisteria” designs, this volume ranges over the whole of Wright’s oeuvre…” — Editor at Large


Designs Sticker BookFrank Lloyd Wright Designs

Lloyd Wright Frank / May 2013

8 page softcover book with 150 reusable paper stickers featuring designs by Frank Lloyd Wright. Many of Wright’s buildings had art glass windows_made of countless small pieces of tinted glass held in zinc or brass frames. Those windows and other designs inspired the stickers in this book.

 
 

Frank Lloyd Wright DesignsFrank Lloyd Wright Designs: The Sketches, Plans, and Drawings

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (Author), Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Contributor) / October 2011

The first major presentation in decades of the visionary drawings of the artist-architect and master designer. Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of vast and unprecedented vision, whose work is not only still admired by the critics and carefully studied by historians but is also widely beloved. Comfortable spaces, humanly scaled, with extraordinary attention to detail-as seen in a range of architectural forms-are at the center of Wright’s enduring appeal. This vision and attention is nowhere more evident than in the drawings. It has been said that had Wright left us only drawings, and not his buildings as well, he would still be celebrated for his brilliant artistry, and this is borne out here. Even more significant, and shown here as never before, are the magical first moments of invention and inspiration-Wright’s earliest sketches, some never before published-which offer unique insight into the mind of the master architect. Frank Lloyd Wright Designs is the most important and comprehensive book to be published on the drawings, designs, conceptual sketches, elevations, and plans of Wright, with particular emphasis on the development of certain important projects. It includes the best-known and beloved projects-like Fallingwater, The Coonley House, Midway Gardens, the Guggenheim, the Imperial Hotel-as well as a range of intriguing, unfamiliar, and previously unpublished drawings by Wright.


Light Screen IllustratedLight Screens Illustrated – The Stained Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright

Dennis J. Casey / May 2008

An excellent reference book with over 140 color illustrations of windows designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Two basic styles of came (metal bars) are used in Wright’s windows, colonial style and flat style. The book is divided into two parts showing how each of these style cames are used. Came stock numbers are indicated for each of the windows illustrated along with overall window sizes. Much of the detailed information in this book is not to be found elsewhere.

 

Stained Glass & LightscreensFrank Lloyd Wright’s Stained Glass & Lightscreens

Thomas A. Heinz / August 2005

In captivating color photography and well-researched commentary, Tom Heinz captures the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius and his fascination with the interplay of light and shadow in an exquisite representation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s lighting treatments.

 

Coonley Playhouse Pattern BookCoonley Playhouse Pattern Book

Dennis J. Casey / September 2002

The Coonley Playhouse windows are the most recognizable and the most popular of all Wright’s window designs. This new pattern book describes in detail these windows. It contains forty-two pages of drawings, detailing 39 original art glass windows from the Coonley Playhouse. Windows are shown in full color along with a detailed construction drawing of each. Architectural drawings of the building include a plan view and several elevations showing window locations in color. Includes bibliography and materials source.

 

Graphic ArtistFrank Lloyd Wright: Graphic Artist

Penny Fowler / February 2002

Frank Lloyd Wright’s mammoth contribution to architecture is universally acknowledged, but his graphic work has been largely overlooked in the existing literature about this seminal architect. His designs for typography, books, posters, murals, and magazines have remained relatively obscure, even though they are key components of his oeuvre. Penny Fowler has thoroughly investigated the artist’s innovative graphic work and placed it within the context of various aesthetic movements, from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and De Stijl. Wright’s publications – including The House Beautiful and An Autobiography – his delineations for the Wasmuth Portfolio, and his mural designs for Midway Gardens and the Imperial Hotel are explored, and one chapter is devoted to the festive covers Wright created for Liberty magazine. (Wright’s designs were considered far too radical from the current trends, so Liberty turned them down.) Now this important part of the artist’s work has been succinctly reviewed and amply illustrated. The ten chapters – carefully annotated with endnotes – explore Wright’s foray into the world of graphic design, including book design; his influence by international sources; and his visits to Japan and Europe. Exhibitions and publications are included in the last chapter. Frank Lloyd Wright: Graphic Artist suggests that the man’s genius simply knew no bounds.


Light ScreensLight Screens : The Complete Leaded-Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright

Julie Sloan / May 2001

Visionary and prolific, Frank Lloyd Wright conceived leaded-glass windows for almost every one of his buildings between 1885 and 1923, his most celebrated years. His output was prodigious: an estimated 4,365 window designs for over 160 structures, more than 100 of which were realized. Here Julie L. Sloan presents the largest gathering of these windows ever published. In this accessibly written, impressively researched volume, Sloan shows how Wright revolutionized a centuries-old art form. With the boldly abstract glass he called "light screens," he distanced himself from Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge and invented a fully modern language of design. Wright’s windows were integral to his architectural conceptions, as Sloan demonstrates with a wealth of illustrations–including rarely seen drawings and on-site photographs made especially for this book. In recreating the master’s integration of his windows into his structures, the author brings to life such lavish landmarks as the Susan Lawrence Dana house, the Darwin D. Martin complex, and Hollyhock house, while she traces three phases in Wright’s evolving language of geometric patterns.


Frank Lloyd Wright GlassFrank Lloyd Wright Glass

Doreen Ehrlich / Sept 2000

Traces Wright’s innovative use of art glass in windows, lighting, interior decor, furnishings, and his famed Luxifer prisms, and provides a chronological, pictorial survey of the glass in each documented building designed by Wright.

 
 

Stained Glass and LightscreensFrank Lloyd Wright’s Stained Glass & Lightscreens

Thomas A. Heinz / August 2000

This exquisite look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s windows, along with a representation of his limited production of light fixtures, is the first comprehensive study on the subject. Thomas A. Heinz features not only Wright’s iridescent stained glass but a sweeping range of his lightscreens, Wright’s term for his designs that captured the essence of both light and shado. The screens were not intended to obscure the view ou the window but to modify and focus it through framing. It was Wright’s abstraction of patterns and geometry from nature–plants and flowers–that resulted in the most imaginative stained-glass designs that had ever been seen up to his time. But while he is best known for his stained glass set in metal frames, he also created screens in cut wood, concrete, and even terra-cotta. In fact, Wright did not use the glass-and-metal system after 1924, though he continued to design lightscreens. In captivating color photography and well-researched commentary, Mr. Heinz captures the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius, his fascination with the interplay of light and shadow–throughout the day and with changing seasons.


Decorative DesignsDecorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright

David A. Hanks, Frank L. Wright, Renwick Gallery / 1999

Midwest Book Review. This presentation was the first to focus on Wright’s decorative art, rather than his usual architectural achievements, and was originally published as a catalog to accompany a major exhibition. Over 200 drawings and photos provide a fine survey of Wright’s decorative designs, while chapters discuss his work in various mediums. Recommended for collection which already have books on Wright’s architectural works, but who seek a well-rounded portrait of the artist.

 

Designs for an American LandscapeFrank Lloyd Wright : Designs for an American Landscape 1922-1932

Anne Whiston Spirn (Editor), et al / 1996

Five of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural 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.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright DrawingsFrank Lloyd Wright Drawings : Masterworks from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright / 1996

Magellan review. Wright designed over 1000 buildings, of which about 500 were actually built. This book includes 300 drawings of his most important projects. Wright was mainly a residential architect, but many of his most important civic and public buildings are here, too. Wright was a great draughtman as well as a great architect, and there is no better way to appreciate his genius than to study his drawings. And this book contains many of his most important projects.

 

FireplacesFrank Lloyd Wright’s Fireplaces (Wright at a Glance)

Carla Lind / 1995

As Wright’s houses changed over the course of his career, one dominant feature remained constant: a fireplace. In all he designed more than one thousand, each meant to anchor the home architecturally and spiritually. This book captures the appeal hearths held for Wright, showing the many variations he achieved.

 

Prairie Art Glass DrawingsPrairie Art Glass Drawings

Dennis J. Casey / 1995

This spiral-bound book contains 21 scale line drawings of windows from houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. There is a description of the unique came used along with a chart showing the shape and stock numbers of the came used in the various windows. Fourteen houses are represented. Drawings include windows from the Dana House, the Bradley House, the Martin House, the Robie House, the Frank Lloyd Wright Residence and the Lake Geneva Inn. Seven pages of the book are devoted to showing how the sizes of the windows were varied still keeping the basic design the same.


The Wright StyleThe Wright Style

Carla Lind / 1992

The first book to highlight Frank Lloyd Wright’s extraordinary contributions to interior design, The Wright Style opens the doors to more than 40 houses designed by Wright and his followers and includes an illustrated catalogue of sources for the furniture, rugs, wallpaper, lighting fixtures, textiles, and accessories shown. Over 250 photographs, most in full color.