Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-Up

Roland Lewis

Published by Thunder Bay Press, San Diego Calif, 2009
ISBN 10: 1607100088 / ISBN 13: 9781607100089
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Title: Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-Up

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press, San Diego Calif

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine/ As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued

Edition: First Edition

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2009, first edition, hard-cover. Book Condition: fine / as new; pictorial laminated boards; no dust jacket as issued. Text: 35 pages; explore Wright's world in 3-D with five pop-ups that show his greatest masterpieces. Each pop-up focuses on a particular work and is accompanied by a detailed history of its planning, design, and current state. Thoughtful text uncovers the social, economic, and cultural influences that shaped Wright's art, while extensive photographs, plans, and drawings illustrate how each project evolved. Visit the iconic and inspirational Fallingwater, Wright's residential masterpiece, and see how the building epitomizes his theme of harmony with nature. Sitting atop a waterfall, the house appears to grow organically from the site, as if it has always been there. You'll be impressed with the remarkably modern Robie House, regarded as one of the most significant examples of 20th-century architecture. Designed in the Prairie style, the home follows Wright's concept that "the horizontal line is the line of domesticity." Explore other influential Wright works, including the Ennis House, considered to be years ahead of its time, and one of New York City's most beloved landmarks, the Guggenheim Museum. Bookseller Inventory # 002001

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Synopsis: Discover some of his most iconic works—Fallingwater, the Guggenheim, the Robie House—with the spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-Up. Apart from making a pilgrimage to one of Wright?s famous landmarks, this innovative book offers the ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright experience! Explore Wright?s world in 3-D with five pop-ups that show his greatest masterpieces. Each pop-up focuses on a particular work and is accompanied by a detailed history of its planning, design, and current state. Thoughtful text uncovers the social, economic, and cultural influences that shaped Wright?s art, while extensive photographs, plans, and drawings illustrate how each project evolved. Visit the iconic and inspirational Fallingwater, Wright?s residential masterpiece, and see how the building epitomizes his theme of harmony with nature. Sitting atop a waterfall, the house appears to grow organically from the site, as if it has always been there. You?ll be impressed with the remarkably modern Robie House, regarded as one of the most significant examples of 20th-century architecture. Designed in the Prairie style, the home follows Wright?s concept that "the horizontal line is the line of domesticity." Explore other influential Wright works, including the Ennis House, considered to be years ahead of its time, and one of New York City?s most beloved landmarks, the Guggenheim Museum.

About the Author: Roland Lewis has had a long career as a professional communicator, working as a writer, filmmaker and university lecturer. His film career included spells working for the British Broadcasting Company, the renowned Shell Oil Film Unit, and on documentaries for other major national and international companies. He has also worked as an independent filmmaker, producing and directing short drama films for the cinema.

His writing work has included reviews and feature articles and three instructional books

He was a Senior Lecturer with the University of Westminster, London. UK, teaching film, video and television production on one of Britain?s leading undergraduate media courses.

Roland Lewis has long had a special interest in architecture and has made it his particular study in recent years. He is the author of a guide to Victorian architecture and of Frank Gehry in Pop-Up.

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