The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright gives the prolific architect his due as an inventive landscape designer, from Fallingwater to Taliesin.
From Garden Design
Designed with many large (only a handful are archival) photos, the book focuses on eight residential and public gardens that Wright had a hand in. Whatever and wherever he designed, it’s clear that his thinking was way ahead of his timeparticularly his ideas on organic design, which ring even more true today. Among his many sound-bite dictums, he said: “learn from nature” and “organic b buildings are bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.”
This marriage between building and site is what the book celebrates. They are partners, they are onethe landscape is not just a backdrop to showcase the building.
From Newark (NJ) Star Ledger
Fifty years after his death, Frank Lloyd Wright still is celebrated as a visionary architect. A cottage industry of books examines his achievements, controversial life and legacy. Yet little is written about Wright’s attention to landscapes, which preoccupied him as much as his designs for homes and commercial buildings.
Derek Fell illuminates this aspect of Wright’s career in a handsome, oversize book that touts Wright as a master landscaper-garden designer with crisp commentary and compelling photos that almost pop off the pages.