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The California Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Gebhard, David

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ISBN 10: 0811814955 / ISBN 13: 9780811814959
Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1997
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8vo. 133 pp. Bibliography. Index. Many photo illustrations (most in color) by Scot Zimmerman. Color printed wraps in fine condition. ". chronicles a remarkable body of work, from the 1909 Stewart House to the Pilgrim Congregational Church designed fifty years later, and details the influences on Wright's design, ranging from his interest in primitive tradition and regionalism to his drive to produce organic architecture using native materials." - dustjacket flap. Twenty-four buildings are here represented, known collectively as Wright's romance, a tribute to his obsession with California. Bookseller Inventory # 11837

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Title: The California Architecture of Frank Lloyd ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Edition: 1st.

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Now available in paperback, 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.

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David Gebhard is a renowned architectural historian and critic as well as a professor of art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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