Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959: Building for Democracy

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959: Building for Democracy

by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Peter Gossel, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
     
 

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The Wright idea

"The interior space itself is the reality of the building."

- Frank Lloyd Wright

Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly

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The Wright idea

"The interior space itself is the reality of the building."

- Frank Lloyd Wright

Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly made use of them to build private homes. His prairie house concept—that of a low, sprawling home based upon a simple L or T figure—was the driving force behind some of his most famous houses and became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright's designs for office and public buildings were equally groundbreaking and unique. From Fallingwater to New York's Guggenheim Museum, his works are among the most famous in the history of architecture.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:

  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822827574
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Series:
Basic Art Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,336,055
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.36(d)

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