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50 Favorite Rooms50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright

Diane Maddex / March 2001

This wonderful new book by Diane Maddex contains more than 50 glorious color photographs showcasing the living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and domestic places that express Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative ideas, such as creating open floor plans to increase a feeling of spaciousness, using natural materials to bring the outside in, designing built-in furniture to simplify room arrangements and tying it all together with a powerful mastery of geometric forms.

 

A Living ArchitectureA Living Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Architects

John Rattenbury / October 2000

Author John Rattenbury is the head of Taliesin Architects and began studying with Wright in 1950. This book offers a fascinating overview of Taliesin Architects’ work of the past forty years, a history of the fellowship’s development, and a succinct summary of Wright’s design philosophy. With three hundred full-color photographs and drawings, it is also a spectacular visual treat, documenting some of the world’s most exciting buildings of the late twentieth century.

 

50 Houses50 Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

Diane Maddex / April 2000

Celebrates the great houses designed by Wright. An llustrated introduction provides an overview of design principles and Wright’s ideas behind the modern home and is followed by sections on Early Houses, Prairie Houses, 1920’s and 1930’s Houses, and Usonian Houses. Elegant full-color photographs and an authoritative yet accessible text profile of fifty of the best-loved signature homes that the architect created.

 

A Visual EncyclopediaFrank Lloyd Wright: A Visual Encyclopedia

Iain Thomson / January 2000

A comprehensive guide to the life and times of the man widely considered to be one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern architecture provides an A to Z chronicle of Wright’s work, family, friends, and the major events that shaped his career. Over 1,000 stunning color photographs include interior and exterior shots of his most acclaimed architectural masterpieces.

 
 

House BeautifulFrank Lloyd Wright’s House Beautiful

Hearst Books, Louis Oliver Cropp / September 2000

This book features the special relationship Wright had with House Beautiful magazine, a relationship that spanned six decades. In 1897, the year the magazine began, Wright developed his own concept of "The House Beautiful," in a limited edition masterpiece that detailed his theories of the ideal home. More than a century later, this book presents his concepts, alongside stunning photographs depicting the evolution of Wright’s "organic architecture" style, including the Prairie style of the early 1900s, the California textile-block houses of the 1920s, his one-of-a-kind expressive designs (such as Fallingwater), and the simple Usonian houses of the 1940s and 1950s — all of which exemplified the Wrightian principles of unity, simplicity, and respect for nature. Also included are suggestions for bringing his ideas into every home, and a catalog of reproductions of Wright items available for purchase. Frank Lloyd Wright’s House Beautiful is not only a treasure for any Wright fan, but a fascinating history of the architect as seen through the magazine that recognized his trailblazing talents from the beginning.

 

The Vision of Frank Lloyd WrightThe Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright

Trewin Copplestone, Thomas Heinz / September 2000

Virtually every structure that Wright built is represented in this extensive survey of his life’s work. His genius at architectural design enable him to work out extremely complex buildings in his head and translate them on to paper in a matter of hours, as the famous story of his design presentation of Falling Water illustrates. His work continues to draw great admiration and interest to this day. His often tempestuous and sometimes tragic life and career are given full coverage in this book. Hundreds of photos, both archival and recent chart his amazing work and influence on all who followed.

 

Monona TerraceFrank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace: The Enduring Power of a Civic Vision

Mary Jane Hamilton, David V. Mollenhoff / 1999

With sumptuous illustrations and superb documentation, the extraordinary story of the epic fifty-nine-year civic battle to build one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important designs is finally told in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace: The Enduring Power of a Civic Vision, by David Mollenhoff and Mary Jane Hamilton. Opened in the summer of 1997 as a convention and community center, Monona Terrace was first conceived by Wright in 1938 and resulted in ten designs, thousands of drawings, five local referenda, ten lawsuits, and several acts of the state legislature. Mollenhoff and Hamilton provide the definitive history of the building’s design, the tempestuous relationship of Wright to his hometown of Madison, and the community leaders and activists who rallied to oppose or support the project. Drawing from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, thousands of newspaper accounts, extensive government records, and dozens of interviews, the book also features more than 200 illustrations in color and black and white, including many published here for the first time. In August 2000 The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announced that David Mollenhoff and Mary Jane Hamilton are recipients of an AASLH Certificate of Commendation for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace: The Enduring Power of a Civic Vision. This is a most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of local, state and regional history.


Wright & the PrairieFrank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie

Melanie Birk / 1998

Taking his cue from the vast Midwestern grasslands surrounding the Chicago area in the early 1900s, Wright produced his celebrated and distinctive Prairie Houses, noted for their unbroken roof planes, sheltering eaves, and dramatic, sweeping lines. This book showcases a stunning selection of these homes, and offers illuminating commentaries about the work. 50 illustrations.

 

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright

Ken Burns / VHS (2 tape set) / 1998

Customer Comments. Ken Burns …did an awesome job capturing the beauty and magnificence of Wright’s various creations. The first half of the film talks about Wright’s early creations –the second half focuses on the most productive time of Wright’s career (after his 60s). The Waterfall house, the Johnson Wax Building, the Guggenheim… wonderful footage of wonderful places. The most illuminating part of the video, however, is the look into Wright’s personal life… an aspect of Wright that is often glossed over.

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Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright

Iain Thomson / 1998

This is a state-by-state guide to all the homes and buildings designed by probably the 20th century’s most prolific and influential architect. Also includes an informative introduction, a section on Wright’s interior designs, a list of demolished buildings, and a chronology. Illustrated with over 300 full-color photographs.

 
 

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd WrightThe Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Neil Levine / Paperback / Published 1998

In this compelling and thought-provoking book, the distinguished architectural historian Neil Levine redefines our understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright. Making use of the architect’s drawings, notes, writings, and professional correspondence, the author weaves together historical and biographical material, correlating Wright’s architecture with the events in his life. 416 illustrations, 24 in color.

 

Wright, Sullivan & the SkyscrapeFrank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and The Skyscraper

Donald Hoffman / 1998

This profusely illustrated work offers abundant insights into the early development of the skyscraper and the influence of two master builders who played key roles in its evolution. Rare photos, floor plans, and renderings document such influential structures as Sullivan’s Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Wright’s Larkin building in Buffalo and many others.

 
 

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright

Robert McCarter / 1997

Margaret Moorman for Amazon.com. Of all the books that have appeared in the last 10 years on Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture, this is the one that will last. It is in all ways comprehensive: its text is as organized and complete as a set of blueprints; its striking pictures of projects as small as the modest Usonian houses or as grand as the Guggenheim Museum are arranged in order by the visual information they reveal about each project; and even its copyediting is noticeably coherent, with dates just where one expects such details to be, in the first picture captions for each project. The book as a whole is so carefully conceived that, reading it, one knows exactly where to look for any particular bit of history. And while, for casual readers, the essays may offer too much to digest at first, Robert McCarter’s prose is agile and passionate. "Wright understood buildings to be the background or framework for human existence," he writes. "Architecture gave dignity to daily life."

 
 
The California ArchitectureThe California Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
David Gebhard / 1997

The California Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (first published as Romanza) is the first book to focus exclusively on Wright’s commercial and residential work in the Golden State, from the 1909 Stewart House to the Marin County Civic Center designed 50 years later. These timelessly elegant and striking buildings — 24 in all — are known collectively as Wright’s romanza, or romance, acknowledging the architect’s love for California. Each of these classic edifices dynamically demonstrates Wright’s genius for reflecting and enhancing the natural terrain with his creations. Incisive essays provide a critical overview and history of each structure and are generously illustrated with photographs, floor plans, and Wright’s own renderings. This volume is an essential visual reference work that will appeal to anyone fascinated by the oeuvre of the 20th century’s most influential architect.

 

Taliesin & Taliesin WestFrank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and Taliesin West

Kathryn Smith, Judith Bromley (Photographer) / 1997

Taliesin and Taliesin West are world renowned not only as two of the most important landmarks of 20th-century architecture, but also as home to their creator, Frank Lloyd Wright. This lavishly illustrated volume provides an introduction to the architecture, interiors, art collection, gardens, decorative arts, furniture, and graphic design of the two studio-residences. 137 illustrations, 100 in color.

 


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