Wright for Wright

Wright for Wright

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
An examination of the structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for himself and his family considers how they more accurately reflect his philosophies and artistic vision as they were less encumbered by his clients' budgets and personalities.

Holtzbrinck
The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright exercise a kind of architectural magic on the people who visit them, inspiring a sense of wonder at their visual elements, dramatic energy, and ingenious compositional features. These qualities are no more evident than in the buildings that Wright designed for himself and his family. Wright for Wright is the first book to focus exclusively on these seven houses and ten other structures. Free from the constraints of the client-architect relationship, the buildings present Wright at his unfettered best. Photographed for the first time in exquisite, full-color panoramic views by longtime Wright photographer Roger Straus, these images capture the buildings as part of the landscape-- the way Wright envisioned them. As well, Hugh Howard's insightful text reveals an intimate understanding of the great architect's art and philosophy.

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, incorporating the threads of Wright's life and thinking. Wright for Wright details these houses and the ones that Wright designed for his sons David Wright and Robert Llewellyn Wright, as well as the house he built for his cousin Richard Lloyd Jones. Unity Chapel, for the Lloyd Joneses; the Hillside Home School and Romeo and Juliet Windmill, for his aunts Nell and Jane Lloyd Jones; and Tan-Y-Deri House, for his sister Jane Porter, are among the structures examined in the book. Midway Farm's various structures at Taliesin and the Music Pavilion at Taliesin West, which he built for himself, are also thoroughly described.


Blackwell North Amer
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.

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Examines the structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for himself and his family and considers how they more accurately reflect his philosophies and artistic vision than those designed around his clients' budgets and personalities.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2001
ISBN: 9780847823666
0847823660
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Straus, Roger

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