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Frank Lloyd Wright and Madison - Eight Decades of Artistic and Social Interaction

Sprague, Paul E. (ed)

ISBN 10: 0932900224 / ISBN 13: 9780932900227
Published by Elvehjem Mus. of Art, 1990
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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rectangular small folio: fine/fine dj 218 pages Internally clean, tight, without names or other markings. Beige cloth with maroon lettering all as new; d.j. has only very slight edge wear in a few places. Contains 25 essays by 6 authors, illustrated with 360 drawings, sketches, plans and photographs, many never before published. First edition 1990. 14 1/4" x 10 1/4" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 111

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Title: Frank Lloyd Wright and Madison - Eight ...

Publisher: Elvehjem Mus. of Art

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B&w Illus

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Dust jacket notes: "Frank Lloyd Wright and Madison offers the reader a unique opportunity to study the work of the architect during the entire course of his career in terms of its architectural, philosophical, and social evolution in one particularly significant location, his home town. During the entirety of Frank Lloyd Wright's distinguished career, no city figures as prominently in his life as does Madison, Wisconsin....Throughout his long life, he developed a network of friends and enemies in Madison with whom he was constantly interacting. Never before has any publication considered Wright's architecture so broadly in terms of its social context. The thirty-two designs that resulted from nearly eighty years of harmony and conflict are explored in explicit and exacting detail by the six authors. Even though Wright's designs for Madison clients include a wide range of buildings (several boathouses, a church, a hospital, a civic center, and numerous residences among others), the recurring interactions between Wright and his clients, friends, acquaintances, and other residents of Madison demonstrate how intimately the architect's work was woven into and affected by the social fabric of the city. In engaging essays the authors provide astonishing insights into the ways Wright interacted socially with his clients and the larger community. Because the authors have relied almost exclusively on primary sources while, at the same time, examining the documents with exceptional thoroughness, they have made significant discoveries about the nature of Wright's architectural vision and, in the process, have set straight many long-standing misconceptions. Their twenty-five essays are illustrated with 360 drawings, sketches, plans, and photographs, many never previously published." Hardcover, oblong folio, 14.5" x 10.25", vii+218 pages, Index.

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