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Frank Lloyd Wright Mid-Century Modern by Alan Hess

The mid-twentieth century was one of the most productive and inventive periods in Wright's career, producing such masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Usonian houses, and the Loveness House, as well as a vast array of innovative furniture and object design. With a variety of shapes and forms-ranging from honeycombs to spirals-this period is an important contribution to mid-century modernism. Mentoring such talents as Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler among others, Wright was one of the most influential proponents of the simplicity, democratic designs, and organic forms that characterize Mid-Century Modern. With lavish, new, previously unpublished color photographs and detailed plans, Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern is a comprehensive examination of an underserved period in Wright's career.

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ISBN-13: 9780847829767
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 10.34(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

Alan Weintraub is a widely published architectural photographer whose books include Oscar Niemeyer Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses, and The Architecture of John Lautner among others. Alan Hess is an architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News, whose books include Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses, Oscar Niemeyer Houses, and The Architecture of John Lautner. John Zukowsky is the former curator of architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago and the current chief curator at the Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Monica Ramírez-Montagut is the assistant curator of architecture and design at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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