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Fallingwater
by Lynda Waggoner and Christopher Little and Rick Darke and David G. Delong


Overview - A landmark volume to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century. With stunning new photography commissioned especially for this book, Fallingwater captures the much-loved masterpiece by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright following its recent restoration.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A landmark volume to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century. With stunning new photography commissioned especially for this book, Fallingwater captures the much-loved masterpiece by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright following its recent restoration. Built in 1936 for Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann, Fallingwater is hailed as a twentieth-century masterpiece--a marvel of innovation and daring that appears to float over rushing falls. This volume is a major event in the story of this icon, with new authoritative texts on Fallingwater's history, structure, restoration, and collections, including the house's relationship to its setting and its importance to the sustainability movement; its meaning in the context of Wright's body of work; the analysis and planning process that went into Fallingwater's restoration and how a seemingly unsolvable problem was overcome through modern engineering. Destined to become the lasting volume on this seminal monument, the book is a tribute to genius and the long-awaited reconsideration of this masterwork.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780847835997
  • ISBN-10: 0847835995
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 328
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 11.25 x 11.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.25 pounds


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Books > Architecture > Residential
Books > Architecture > History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Conceptualized in 1935 as a weekend home for Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann, Fallingwater is arguably one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic creations. This impressive volume celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the seminal structure, including renovations undergone in order to preserve the infamous territory. Waggoner, vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and director of Fallingwater, along with photographer Christopher Little, begin with a tour of the property, leading down the long, wooded lane before turning a bend where the house first appears through the trees. Readers are gently guided through the house, with many rooms shot from multiple angles adding to a sense of scale. Vignettes and images of the structure through the seasons remind readers that this was a home before it became an architectural landmark. The latter half of the book is dedicated to the story of the Kaufmanns and their relationship with Wright; essays on the home's interior design elements and landscaping give readers an even greater appreciation for Wright's accomplishment and vision. Both informative and aesthetically pleasing, this definitive work will be well appreciated, whether it sits on a shelf or a coffee table. (June)

 
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