Wright for Wright

Wright for Wright

Book - 2001
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"Wright for Wright is the first book to focus exclusively on the twenty houses and other structures Frank Lloyd Wright built for himself and his family. Free from the constraints and, in Wright's case, conflict of the client-architect relationship, these houses present Wright at his unfettered best: building and constantly renovating in the materials and locations that mattered to him most. Photographed for the first time in full-color panoramic shots by longtime Wright photographer Roger Straus, these shots capture the houses as part of landscape - the way Wright envisioned them." "During his lifetime, Wright built three residences for himself: the Home and Studio in suburban Oak Park, Illinois; Taliesin on family land in Spring Green, Wisconsin; and Taliesin West in the desert town of Scottsdale, Arizona. Treated as three distinct stages in a time-line of the architect's long and varied career, these houses constitute a kind of architectural biography, with all the important threads of Wright's life and philosophy interwoven, and in the case of Taliesin, punctuated by fire and even murder. But Wright for Wright looks beyond these houses to those that Wright designed for his sons David Wright and Robert Llewellyn Wright, and to the house he built for his cousin Richard Lloyd Jones. Wright for Wright also examines the structures Wright built for the Lloyd Joneses, such as Unity Chapel, and for his aunts Nell and Jane Lloyd Jones he built the Hillside Home School as well as the Romeo and Juliet Windmill. For his sister Jane Porter he built Tan-Y-Deri House, and for himself he built Midway Farm at Taliesin as well as the Music Pavilion at Taliesin West."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli ; distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2001.
ISBN: 9780847823666
Branch Call Number: 720.92 W931ho
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Straus, Roger


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