Frank Lloyd Wright : America's Master Architect
Overview - A comprehensive and affordable view of the master architect's entire oeuvre, including private residences, public buildings, furnishings, and decorative pieces.Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 1959) is unquestionably America's most celebrated architect. Read more...
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More About Frank Lloyd Wright by Kathryn Smith; Frank Lloyd WrightOverviewA comprehensive and affordable view of the master architect's entire oeuvre, including private residences, public buildings, furnishings, and decorative pieces.Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 1959) is unquestionably America's most celebrated architect. Even today, almost 40 years after his death, he continues to tower over the architectural landscape. In fact, his career was so long and his accomplishments so varied, it can be difficult still to grasp the full range of Wright's achievement.In this refreshing new study, Wright scholar Kathryn Smith does just that, exploring the grace and beauty found in all facets of Wright's work: from his designs for office desks and chairs to his first residential commissions, from magazine cover designs to major public buildings. The concise text and brilliant color photographs chart Wright's entire career, beginning with his apprenticeship to Adler and Sullivan before the turn of the century, and closing with the monumental late works of his last decades. Smith shows examples of Wright's drawings, furniture, and decorative arts too, supplementing our understanding of Wright's artistic vision. The book concludes with a glimpse at the architect's seldom seen collection of Asian art, which once comprised tens of thousands of pieces a source of much inspiration and edification for the architect and his students, and a key to understanding Wright's views on art and nature.Kathryn Smith is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West (1997) and Frank Lloyd Wright, Hollyhock House, and Olive Hill: Buildings and Projects for Aline Barnsdall (1992). She is former Professor of Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.184 illustrations, 173 in full color