Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful

Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful

by Diane Maddex
     
 
This book features the special relationship Wright had with House Beautiful magazine, a relationship that spanned six decades.

In 1897, the year the magazine began, Wright developed his own concept of "The House Beautiful," in a limited edition masterpiece that detailed his theories of the ideal home. More than a century later, this book presents his

Overview

This book features the special relationship Wright had with House Beautiful magazine, a relationship that spanned six decades.

In 1897, the year the magazine began, Wright developed his own concept of "The House Beautiful," in a limited edition masterpiece that detailed his theories of the ideal home. More than a century later, this book presents his concepts, alongside stunning photographs depicting the evolution of Wright's "organic architecture" style, including the Prairie style of the early 1900s, the California textile-block houses of the 1920s, his one-of-a-kind expressive designs (such as Fallingwater), and the simple Usonian houses of the 1940s and 1950s—all of which exemplified the Wrightian principles of unity, simplicity, and respect for nature. Also included are suggestions for bringing his ideas into every home, and a catalog of reproductions of Wright items available for purchase.

Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful is not only a treasure for any Wright fan, but a fascinating history of the architect as seen through the magazine that recognized his trailblazing talents from the beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688167363
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 11.33(h) x 0.88(d)

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