Frank Lloyd Wright presents a stunning overview of the work of this towering American genius, encompassing the entirety of Wright’s long and extraordinarily prolific career. From his earliest work, such as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL, of 1889, to the wonderfully evocative textile block houses of Los Angeles of the mid-1920s, to such seminal masterpieces as Fallingwater, of 1935, in the Pennsylvania wilderness, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, of 1956, in New York, the book offers an extraordinarily abundant trove of architectural riches. Featuring more than a hundred discrete works, from the well known to the obscure, expertly discussed in the text of highly respected Wright scholar Kathryn Smith, Frank Lloyd Wright weaves a gorgeous tapestry that will engage the mind and delight the eye.
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About the Author
Alan Weintraub is the photographer for Rizzoli’s Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright: Prairie Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern, Oscar Niemeyer Houses, and The Architecture of John Lautner.
Kathryn Smith is an architecture historian, preservation consultant, author, and lecturer. She is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright: Hollyhock House & Olive Hill and a contributor to Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses and Frank Lloyd Wright: Prairie Houses.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I¿m in F.L.W. country* and Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master was a Christmas gift. It¿s a dense book -- a dozen pages of erudite text provide (some) orientation and context for several hundred photographs that show the breadth of Wright¿s residential and commercial work.There are exteriors and landscapes, interiors and furnishings; the dimly lit interiors seemed like poor photography until I¿d seen enough that I began to feel I was actually in the rooms with their ambient lighting ¿ and now I wonder if it was intentional? As for Wright, I¿m more at the ¿primer¿ stage and need a lot more (con)text and fewer photographs. This is a book to (maybe) add to a collection on Wright, not one to begin with.*One of the best aspects of the book is realizing how widespread F.L.W. country grew to be