50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright

50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright

by Diane Maddex
     
 

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In a phenomenal career lasting from 1887 to 1959—seventy-two years—Frank Lloyd Wright completed some five hundred buildings as well as an equal number of unbuilt projects. His legacy includes world-famous designs from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim Museum plus hundreds of houses that grace the often-modest streets on which they stand. Presenting the

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In a phenomenal career lasting from 1887 to 1959—seventy-two years—Frank Lloyd Wright completed some five hundred buildings as well as an equal number of unbuilt projects. His legacy includes world-famous designs from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim Museum plus hundreds of houses that grace the often-modest streets on which they stand. Presenting the best-loved interiors from all of Wright's prodigious architectural achievements, 50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright focuses on what he viewed as the most important: their rooms inside.

These spectacular rooms show Wright's trademarks, the techniques he devised to revolutionize architecture. Here, in more than fifty dramatic color photographs, are buildings that grow naturally from their sites, that rely on natural materials used as nature intended, that feature open plans to increase their sense of spaciousness. Wright simplified room arrangements with built-in furniture and created furnishings totally in harmony with the architecture. He made the hearth the center of family life, integrated all ornament, and tied everything together with a powerful mastery of geometric forms. His instantly recognizable art glass windows and doors brought nature right inside the building.

Looking at how the powerful rooms of this renowned architect express his innovative ideas, 50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright moves from living rooms to dining rooms and kitchens, then to out-of-the-way domestic areas, and finally to the grand public spaces that crowned his long career. From classic Prairie-style residences such as the Robie and Dana-Thomas Houses, to streamlined Usonians, to his own studios and three homes, the book traces the changes in Wright's work as lifestyles changed around him. These fifty rooms clearly document how much this master builder has affected the way our buildings look today.

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ISBN-13:
9781435110328
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.62(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.53(d)

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