Frank Lloyd Wright: Master Builder (Universe Architecture Series)

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This book presents twenty-five of the most renowned and significant buildings of America's premier architect, from his early Prairie work in Oak Park, Illinois, in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s and 1950s.

Published in association with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this superbly illustrated volume features previously unpublished photographs for which renowned architectural photographers Michael Freeman and Paul Rocheleau gained unprecedented access to some of Wright's masterworks. The book examines in unsurpassed detail a selection of Wright's architecture that covers the phenomenal range of his work, including such internationally famous buildings as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as several lesser-known residences such as the Auldbrass Plantation in South Carolina and the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford, Illinois.

The works featured here are succinctly documented by one of Wright's former apprentices, with text that details the development and execution of each commission. Also included throughout is a selection of Wright's extensive writings, unpublished talks, and private letters.

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Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer is director of archives at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and has unprecedented access to its 300,000 correspondence documents and 22,000 drawings. He has been a member of the Taliesin Fellowship for sixty years, was an apprentice who drew and studied architecture under Wright, and is author or editor of more than forty books on Frank Lloyd Wright.

David Larkin is a book designer, editor, and art director who has traveled the country over the past decade working on his visual book documentaries that record American history through its buildings, vernacular architecture, rural life, material culture, and design. He is the author of numerous books including the American Masterworks series, Farmhouse (2005), Barn (2003), American Home (2001), and The Treehouse Book (2000). He lives in Cherry Plain, New York.

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Wright, one of America's premier architects, was also a prolific and imaginative writer, and this book, the first of a projected six-volume set, successfully reintroduces his literary works. The volume is comprised of published and unpublished essays, lectures, articles, and personal reminiscences written between 1894 and 1930. The scope of these writings is wide, their styles diverse. They range from the highly technical to the philosophical to the poetic, yet each essay contributes toward a fuller understanding of Wright's beliefs about art and architecture. The essays are enhanced by well-written commentaries and extensive footnoting, and the book is well illustrated with both high-quality photographs and drawings. Essential for both lay readers and professionals interested in art, art history, and architecture; recommended for both public and academic libraries. See also Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography , reviewed on p. 185.
- Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib., Honolulu
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Book Description Universe Publishing(NY) October 1997, 1997. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. This remarkable book presents twenty-five of the most renowned and significant buildings of America's premier architect, from his early Prairie work at Oak Park, Illinois, in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s and 1950s. Published in association with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this superbly illustrated volume features unpublished photographs for which renowned architectural photographers Michael Freeman and Paul Rocheleau gained unprecedented access to some of Wright's masterworks. The book examines in unsurpassed detail a selection of Wright's architecture that covers the phenomenal range of his work, including such internationally famous buildings as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as several lesser-known residences such as the Auldbrass Plantation in South Carolina and the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford, Illinois. The works featured here are succinctly documented by one of Wright's former apprentices, with text that details the development and execution of each commission. Also included throughout is a selection of Wright's extensive writings, unpublished talks, and private letters. 'Frank Lloyd Wright: Master Builder' takes the reader on a rich journey into Wright's world and fully demonstrates how Frank Lloyd Wright's vision completely changed the course of American architecture. This superbly illustrated volume, an updated and condensed version of the highly successful 'Frank Lloyd Wright: Masterworks', offers stunning yet accessible visual documentation of the architect's renowned oeuvre. Approximately 25 of Wright's most recognized and significant projects are featured, as well as numerous important private residences rarely seen by devoted Wright followers. 200 color illustrations. Seller Inventory # 135663

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