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The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
     

The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright

by Thomas A. Heinz
 
Frank Lloyd Wright is justly regarded as one of the most important and prolific architects there has ever been, and the defining genius of American architecture. He was fearless when it came to experimenting with modern technology and produced some of the most remarkable buildings of his time. His mastery of space allowed him to respond to his clients' needs to

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Frank Lloyd Wright is justly regarded as one of the most important and prolific architects there has ever been, and the defining genius of American architecture. He was fearless when it came to experimenting with modern technology and produced some of the most remarkable buildings of his time. His mastery of space allowed him to respond to his clients' needs to create rooms that flowed into one another; indeed, he could be described as the inventor of open-plan living. Such houses as the Robie House and the celebrated Fallingwater are more than mere machines for living - they elevate and enrich the human spirit.

Wright designed hundreds of houses, but it is perhaps his public buildings that there were not innovative; it is unfortunate that there were not many more. One of the finest buildings of his prolific period, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, had a long gestation and was not completed until after his death, while several others were visions of the future that were sadly never realized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760734995
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Pages:
400

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