Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts

Overview

The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology.
Twenty-one carefully chosen selections from Wright’s extensive literary output span the important period between 1900 and the late 1930s, when the architect exerted a powerful influence on the developing modern movement. A concise biography, explanatory head notes, and a short annotated bibliography ...
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Overview

The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology.
Twenty-one carefully chosen selections from Wright’s extensive literary output span the important period between 1900 and the late 1930s, when the architect exerted a powerful influence on the developing modern movement. A concise biography, explanatory head notes, and a short annotated bibliography make this an ideal introduction for students.
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Editorial Reviews

Facilities
“[R]emarkably endearing book…brings no less than an insight into the mind of a genius….universally charming book.”
Civil Engineering
“Twombly has produced a valuable addition to the literature on an important and complex man.”
John Hill - Daily Dose of Architecture
“For those desiring an understanding of the architect and his intentions, the kind that only comes from primary texts, the well-timed Essential Texts edited by Robert Twombly is a great place to start….Twombly’s introductory notes are particularly helpful.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393732610
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/16/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,452,955
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Twombly teaches at the Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College, New York City. He lives in West Nyack, New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: "Truth Against the World"

The Architect (1900)

The Art and Craft of the Machine (1901)

The New Larkin Administration Building (1906)

In the Cause of Architecture (1908)

Ethics of Ornament (1909)

Studies and Executed Buildings (1910)

The Japanese Print: An Interpretation (1912)

In the Cause of Architecture: Second Paper (1914)

The American System of House Building (1916)

In The Cause of Architecture: The New Imperial Hotel, Tokio, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect (1923)

Louis Sullivan (1924): a. Louis Henry Sullivan: Beloved Master; b. Louis Sulllivan-His Work

Illustrations

The International Style (1928-32): a. "Towards a New Architecture" (1928); b. The Logic of Contemporary Architecture as an Expression of This Age (1930); c. For All May Raise the Flowers Now for All Have Got The Seed (1932)

Broadacre City: A New Community Plan (1935)

The Usonian House (1932-38)

a The House of the Future (1932)

b The House of Moderate Cost (1938)

c To the Blackbourns (1938)

Acceptance Speech of Frank Lloyd Wright (1949)

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