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Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the ArchiveFrank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive
John Desmond, Carole Fabian, Elizabeth Hawley, Juliet Kinchin, & 13 more / June 2017

Published for a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The book is structured as a series of inquiries into the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (recently acquired by MoMA and Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University). It is a collection of scholarly explorations rather than an attempt to construct a master narrative. Each chapter centers on a key object from the archive that an invited author has “unpacked”― tracing its meanings and connections, and juxtaposing it with other works from the archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections.

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The Architecture of Frank Lloyd WrightThe Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Fourth Edition: A Complete Catalog
William Allin Storrer / May 2017

William Allin Storrer’s definitive guide, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, has long been the resource of choice for anyone interested in Wright. Thanks to Storrer and his colleagues at the Rediscovering Wright Project, thirty-seven new sites have recently been identified as the work of Wright. With more photos, updated and expanded entries, and a new essay on the evolution of Wright’s architectural style, this new edition is the most comprehensive and authoritative catalog available. Organized chronologically, the catalog includes full-color photos, location information, and historical and architectural background for all of Wright’s extant structures in the United States and abroad. A geographic listing makes it easy for traveling Wright fans to find nearby structures and a new key indicates whether a site is open to the public.

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Wright SitesWright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (Author) , Joe Hoglund (Editor) / May 2017

The only comprehensive collection of Wright-designed buildings open to the public in the United States and Japan, Wright Sites has been revised and expanded to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth in June 1867. The fourth edition of this best-selling guidebook contains twenty new sites, updated site descriptions and access information, and, for the first time, color photographs. It also includes itineraries for Wright road trips, a list of archives, and a selected bibliography.

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Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (Author), Peter Gössel (Editor) / June 2015

This compilation from TASCHEN’s previous three-volume monograph assembles the most important works from Wright’s extensive oeuvre into one authoritative overview of America’s most famous architect. Based on unlimited access to the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, the collection spans the length and breadth of Wright’s projects, both realized and unrealized. The collection includes his early Prairie Houses, through the Usonian concept home, epitomized by Fallingwater, the Tokyo years, his progressive “living architecture” buildings, right through to later schemes like the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and fantastic visions for a better tomorrow in the “living city.” Author Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, who served as Wright’s apprentice during the 1950s, discusses recent research on Wright and gives his own insights on these game-changing buildings.

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Pope-Leighey HouseFrank Lloyd’s Wright Pope-Leighey House

Steven M. Reiss / October 2014

Washington Post. In Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, Steven M. Reiss sets out to tell the story of the little Virginia house that made a big splash ― and barely survived because of it…. The book contains a wealth of primary source material, including blueprints, correspondence, and even a grocery list of the lumber, concrete and roofing materials used in construction.


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On the West CoastFrank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast

Mark Wilson (Author), Joel Puliatti (Photographer) / September 2014

Customer Review. …Mark Anthony Wilson, author, architectural historian and college instructor for over 35 years, along with Joel Puliatti and his outstanding color photographs, have just introduced a history-making documentation of Wright’s homes and buildings between Seattle and Santa Barbara. . . Wilson has interviewed homeowners, or descendants of homeowners, who still live in these western homes, mostly along the Washington, Oregon, and California coast. Apparently, Wright had his hands full with some of these strong-willed, western, women clients wanting to make changes in his designs, and we can see this exciting exchange in detail in some of the lively letters quoted in the book. The stories that Wilson introduces us to are great and fun, great reading — like a novel — and yet the architectural detail he expresses is rich and professional.


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Natural Design, Organic ArchitectureFrank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design, Organic Architecture: Lessons for Building Green from an American Original
Alan Hess (Author), Alan Weintraub (Photographer) / October 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator of eco-sensitive design generations ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of today’s green movement. Across his work, which stands upon a philosophy Wright termed “organic,” widespread evidence is seen of a refined sensitivity to environment, to social organization as impacted by buildings, and to sustainable and sensible use of space. The desire to work and live with nature to create livable homes and cities is an ongoing theme of American architecture and planning. This book explores Wright’s lessons on how climate, sustainability, sunlight, modern technology, local materials, and passive environmental controls can become the inspiration for excellent design. It highlights a selection of Wright’s buildings to show how he dealt with these issues.

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Buffalo VentureFrank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City: A Catalogue of Buildings and Projects

Jack Quinan / September 2012

The first exhaustive survey of Wright’s architecture in Buffalo, New York, as well as projects the architect conceived during his time in Buffalo for other locales, such as Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois, and Hampton and Norfolk, Virginia. The 24 buildings and projects featured include not only the Darwin D. Martin House and the Larkin Administration Building but also the William R. Heath House, Graycliff, and the Darwin D. Martin Summer House, as well as nearly 20 projects discussed but not developed. State University of New York at Buffalo distinguished service professor Jack Quinan brings to light one of the most significant periods of Wright’s long career. With more than 125 historical and contemporary photographs and architectural plans and drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Venture chronicles a little appreciated chapter in architectural history.

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Building TaliesinBuilding Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss

Ron McCrea / June 2012

Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents, and a stunning assemblage of photographs – many of which have never before been published – author Ron McCrea tells the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, which would be the architect’s principal residence for the rest of his life. Photos taken by Wright’s associates show rare views of Taliesin under construction and illustrate Wright’s own recollections of the first summer there and the craftsmen who worked on the site. The book also brings to life Wright’s “kindred spirit,” “she for whom Taliesin had first taken form,” Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick had each abandoned their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright’s beloved Wisconsin valley. The shocking murder and fire that took place at Taliesin in August 1914 brought this first phase of life at Taliesin to a tragic end.

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Saving WrightSaving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity

Jeffrey M. Chusid / December 2011

This book chronicles the ongoing struggle to save Wright’s Freeman House in the Hollywood Hills, deeply flawed from the time it was built ninety-five years ago. The Freeman House was an experiment born out of Frank Lloyd Wright’s polemical vision of a new kind of architecture for the middle class, for modern America, and, in particular, for the Los Angeles foothills. Jeffrey M. Chusid, who lived in the house and studied it while Harriet Freeman was still alive and residing there and, later, after she gave it to the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, examines the experimental “textile-block” construction system, the power of Wright’s architecture, the interaction of people and place, and the concepts and challenges of historic preservation―why and how we do it.

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Complete Works Vol. 1Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works Vol. 1 1885-1916

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (Author), Peter Gössel (Editor) / May 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is widely considered to be the greatest American architect of all time; indeed, his work virtually ushered in the modern era and remains highly influential today. His wide-ranging and paradigm-shifting oeuvre is the subject of TASCHEN’s three-volume monograph that covers all of his designs (numbering approximately 1100), both realized and unrealized. Made in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, this collection leaves no stone unturned in examining and paying tribute to Wrights life and work. Author and preeminent Wright expert Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer highlights the latest research and gives fresh insight into the work.

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Complete Works Vol. 2Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works Vol. 2 1917-1942

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (Author), Peter Gössel (Editor) / March 2010

Volume Two starts with the years spent working in Japan, mainly on the Imperial Hotel, and followed by personal turmoil; in late 1922, Wright divorced from first wife Catherine, and the following year married Miriam Noel. Yet barely six months later she left, initiating a bitter divorce. Shortly after, Wright met his third wife, Olgivanna. During this difficult period a second fire at Taliesin strained his already parlous finances; the bank foreclosed, leaving him without home or studio. With nowhere to practice, he started writing magazine articles, and his autobiography (published in 1932 to great acclaim).

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Complete Works Vol. 3Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works Vol. 3 1943-1959 /A>
Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (Author), Peter Gössel (Editor) / July 2009

Volume 3 starts after World War II, when Wright’s organic living architecture introduced ideas for the use of solar energy and curved open spaces. In addition to the Guggenheim museum, the postwar era also saw extraordinary projects such as Wrights plans for a new Baghdad, his only realized high-rise tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the crystal figure of the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and an endless row of houses that reached new complexity by floor plans based on hexagons.

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American MasterFrank Lloyd Wright: American Master

Kathryn Smith (Author), Alan Weintraub (Photographer) / April 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master presents a stunning overview of the work of this towering American genius, encompassing the entirety of Wright’s long and extraordinarily prolific career. From his earliest work, such as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL, of 1889, to the wonderfully evocative textile block houses of Los Angeles of the mid-1920s, to such seminal masterpieces as Fallingwater, of 1935, in the Pennsylvania wilderness, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, of 1956, in New York, the book offers an extraordinarily abundant trove of architectural riches. Featuring more than a hundred discrete works, from the well known to the obscure, expertly discussed in the text of highly respected Wright scholar Kathryn Smith, this book weaves a gorgeous tapestry that will engage the mind and delight the eye.

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The BuildingsFrank Lloyd Wright the Buildings

Alan Hess, Kathryn Smith, David Delong, Alan Weintraub / October 2008

This exceptional publication features Wright’s major projects and programs, including such masterpieces as the Guggenheim Museum, Marin County Civic Center, Unity Temple, Johnson Wax, Taliesin, and Taliesin West, to name only a few. Also included is stunning archival imagery of the great demolished buildings, such as the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, as well as inspiring visions of the great unbuilt work drawn by Wright, including The Baghdad Opera House and The Mile High “Illinois,” among others. Extensive, all new color photography shows the buildings to an extent rarely seen (including such little-known gems as Beth Sholom Synagogue, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, and Lindholm Gas Station).

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Florida Southern CollegeThe Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College

Randall M. MacDonald, Nora E. Galbraith, and James G. Rogers, Jr. / October 2007

As small Florida Southern College embarked upon an ambitious building program in the 1930s, the serendipitous arrival of Frank Lloyd Wright transformed the future of the school. Pres. Ludd Myrl Spivey was a leader with limitless imagination, and he realized the virtue in bringing an architect of Wright’s renown to Lakeland. Wright’s first visit to the lakeside campus was in 1938. He envisioned a grand 18-unit “Child of the Sun” campus, where buildings would grow from the Florida sand into the light. The buildings are especially suited to the landscape and are connected thematically by a series of covered walkways Wright called the Esplanade. Over the next 20 years, 12 of these unique structures were constructed at Florida Southern, and today they comprise the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.

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Mid-Century ModernFrank Lloyd Wright Mid-Century Modern

Alan Hess, John Zukowski, Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Alan Weintraub / October 2007

The mid-twentieth century was one of the most productive and inventive periods in Wright’s career, producing such masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Usonian houses, and the Loveness House. He also produced a vast array of innovative furniture and object design. With a variety of shapes and forms-ranging from honeycombs to spirals-this period is an important contribution to mid-century modernism. Mentoring such talents as Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler among others, Wright was one of the most influential proponents of the simplicity, democratic designs, and organic forms that characterize Mid-Century Modern. With lavish, new, previously unpublished color photographs and detailed plans, Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern is a comprehensive examination of an underserved period in Wright’s career.


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