Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright

Overview

The product of extended visits to properties associated with Wright, and extensive interviews with surviving colleagues and students, this is the first book in full colour to focus on Wright's four most famous residential landscapes - his first home and studio at Oak Park, Illinois; his magnificent 3,000 acre summer home Taliesin, Wisconsin; his 600-acre winter home Taliesin West, Arizona; and Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, the commission that made him world famous. This book also explores the source of Wright's ...
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Overview

The product of extended visits to properties associated with Wright, and extensive interviews with surviving colleagues and students, this is the first book in full colour to focus on Wright's four most famous residential landscapes - his first home and studio at Oak Park, Illinois; his magnificent 3,000 acre summer home Taliesin, Wisconsin; his 600-acre winter home Taliesin West, Arizona; and Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, the commission that made him world famous. This book also explores the source of Wright's inspiration in Japanese and Mayan landscapes and his appreciation of the stone meeting circles and naturalistic prairie plantings of the great landscape architect Jens Jensen. Two final chapters offer planting plans for a prairie-style and a desert-style garden inspired by Wright's designs. Publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's death.
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Editorial Reviews

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From Elle Decor
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 time—particularly 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 one—the 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780711235946
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
  • Publication date: 10/7/2014
  • Pages: 160

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