Frank Lloyd Wright: Complete Works, Vol. 3 1943-1959

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The definitive publication on America's greatest architect. The three-volume monograph features all of Wright's designs (numbering approximately 1100), both realized and unrealized. Made in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, this collection leaves no stone unturned in examining and paying tribute to Wrights life and work. Author and preeminent Wright expert Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer highlights the latest research and gives fresh insight into the work. Volume 3 starts after World ...

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Overview

The definitive publication on America's greatest architect. The three-volume monograph features all of Wright's designs (numbering approximately 1100), both realized and unrealized. Made in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, this collection leaves no stone unturned in examining and paying tribute to Wrights life and work. Author and preeminent Wright expert Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer highlights the latest research and gives fresh insight into the work. Volume 3 starts after World War II, when Wrights organic living architecture introduced ideas for the use of solar energy and curved open spaces. In addition to the Guggenheim museum, the postwar era also saw extraordinary projects such as Wrights plans for a new Baghdad, his only realized high-rise tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the crystal figure of the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and an endless row of houses that reached new complexity by floor plans based on hexagons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822857700
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Pages: 596
  • Sales rank: 640,583
  • Product dimensions: 13.40 (w) x 18.60 (h) x 2.60 (d)

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

    Gorgeous photography, some things not before published.

    Two disappointments: the need of a magnifying glass to read some of the plans and sections; and the choice of a fake wood binding with an applied photograph on the cover. Wright espoused the use of natural materials. It is one of his strongest principals. He consistently wrote and spoke about the importance of ornament being an organic part of a design - never something to be applied to something obviously whole and complete without its presence. The application of a photograph to a faux wood grain cover, is somewhat of an affront to his principles.

    The format and content of the book are magnificent. The book is an important addition to my library in spite of the disappointment over the binding.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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