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Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass: Stained Glass & Lightscreens
     

Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass: Stained Glass & Lightscreens

by Thomas A. Heinz
 

This exquisite look at Frank Lloyd Wright's windows, along with a representation of his limited production of light fixtures, is the first comprehensive study on the subject. Thomas A. Heinz features not only Wright's iridescent stained glass but a sweeping range of his lightscreens, Wright's term for his designs that capture the essence of both light and shadow.

Overview

This exquisite look at Frank Lloyd Wright's windows, along with a representation of his limited production of light fixtures, is the first comprehensive study on the subject. Thomas A. Heinz features not only Wright's iridescent stained glass but a sweeping range of his lightscreens, Wright's term for his designs that capture the essence of both light and shadow. The screens were not intended to obscure the view out the window but to modify and focus it through framing.

It was Wright's abstraction of patterns and geometry from nature—plants and flowers—that resulted in the most imaginative stained-glass designs that had ever been seen up to his time. But while he is best known for his stained glass set in metal frames, he also created screens in cut wood, concrete, and even terra-cotta. In fact, Wright did not use the glass-and-metal system after 1924, though he continued to design lightscreens.

In captivating color photography and well-researched commentary, Mr. Heinz captures the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright's genius, his fascination with the interplay of light and shadow—throughout the day and with the changing seasons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586858438
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/12/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Introduction

In thirty years of study of Frank Lloyd Wright's designs, it has become ever more clear to this author that Wright was a genius in his treatment of light. He was apparently intrigued with its properties, with shadow and pattern created by light as it entered the home environment.

Meet the Author

Thomas A. Heinz, AIA, of Evanston, Illinois, has been involved with the restoration of more than forty Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and is the author of twenty books on Wright. He is coauthor with Makinson and principal photographer for two books on Greene and Greene.

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