The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker: Miami's Maverick Modernist
Randolph C. Henning and Robert McCarter
“A comprehensive survey of one of Florida’s most prolific and influential architects of the mid-twentieth century. In an era when we seek resiliency in design and building, there are lessons to be learned in the work of Alfred Browning Parker, a subtropical master.”—Anthony Abbate, AIA, and contributor to Miami Modern Metropolis
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin
Randolph C. Henning and Kathyn A. Smith
"The Wisconsin-born Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as an iconic architectural genius. In 1911 he designed Taliesin to use as his personal residence, architectural studio, and working farm. A century later Randolph C. Henning has assembled a splendid collection of rare vintage postcards, some never before published, that provides a revealing and visually unique journey through Wright’s work at Taliesin. Included are intimate images of Taliesin at various stages and views of the building just after the tragic 1914 fire. The postcards also depict nearby buildings designed by Wright, including the Romeo and Juliet windmill and two buildings for the Hillside Home School. Henning provides useful explanations that highlight relevant details and accompany each image. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin documents and celebrates Wright’s 100-year-old masterpiece."
Frank Lloyd Wright Designs: The Sketches, Plans and Drawings
Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
"The first major presentation in decades of the visionary drawings of the artist-architect and master designer. Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of vast and unprecedented vision, whose work is not only still admired by the critics and carefully studied by historians but is also widely beloved. Comfortable spaces, humanly scaled, with extraordinary attention to detail-as seen in a range of architectural forms-are at the center of Wright’s enduring appeal. This vision and attention is nowhere more evident than in the drawings. It has been said that had Wright left us only drawings, and not his buildings as well, he would still be celebrated for his brilliant artistry, and this is borne out here. Even more significant, and shown here as never before, are the magical first moments of invention and inspiration-Wright’s earliest sketches, some never before published-which offer unique insight into the mind of the master architect.
Frank Lloyd Wright Designs is the most important and comprehensive book to be published on the drawings, designs, conceptual sketches, elevations, and plans of Wright, with particular emphasis on the development of certain important projects. It includes the best-known and beloved projects-like Fallingwater, The Coonley House, Midway Gardens, the Guggenheim, the Imperial Hotel-as well as a range of intriguing, unfamiliar, and previously unpublished drawings by Wright."
Nichiren Shoshu Head Temple Taisekiji
2010 guidebook to the Taisekiji Temple, the main temple of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, located in Fujinomiya, Japan.
"A tale inspired by the life of Frank Lloyd Wright is presented from the perspectives of four very different women who loved him and offers insight into the eminent architect's enduring struggles against conventional boundaries"
Frank Lloyd Wright Essential Texts
Robert Twombly and Frank Lloyd Wright
"The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology.
Twenty-one carefully chosen selections from Wright’s extensive literary output span the important period between 1900 and the late 1930s, when the architect exerted a powerful influence on the developing modern movement. A concise biography, explanatory head notes, and a short annotated bibliography make this an ideal introduction for students."
Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master
Alan Weintraub and Kathryn Smith
"Frank Lloyd Wright presents a stunning overview of the work of this towering American genius, encompassing the entirety of Wright’s long and extraordinarily prolific career. From his earliest work, such as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL, of 1889, to the wonderfully evocative textile block houses of Los Angeles of the mid-1920s, to such seminal masterpieces as Fallingwater, of 1935, in the Pennsylvania wilderness, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, of 1956, in New York, the book offers an extraordinarily abundant trove of architectural riches. Featuring more than a hundred discrete works, from the well known to the obscure, expertly discussed in the text of highly respected Wright scholar Kathryn Smith, Frank Lloyd Wright weaves a gorgeous tapestry that will engage the mind and delight the eye."
"I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.
So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.
In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright.
Drawing on years of research, Horan weaves little-known facts into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual. Horan’s Mamah is a woman seeking to find her own place, her own creative calling in the world. Mamah’s is an unforgettable journey marked by choices that reshape her notions of love and responsibility, leading inexorably ultimately lead to this novel’s stunning conclusion.
Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story."
Homes & Courtyards
Aram Bassenian, Sandra Kulli, and Carl Lagoni
BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN
Sunshine, breezes, views of the mountains and the sea.....this milestone work by Bassenian/Lagoni Architects captures the beauty and wonder of homes designed to celebrate the outdoors. From Italian Villas to Seaboard Colonials to California Contemporaries, these homes demonstrate how inspired architecture blends interiors and exteriors into a seamless whole. Rich in architectural variety and stunning in its photography, this book will delight anyone who enjoys the art of bringing the outdoors inside.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern
Alan Hess, Alan Weintraub, John Zukowsky, and Monica Ramirez-Montagut
"The mid-twentieth century was one of the most productive and inventive periods in Wright's career, producing such masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Usonian houses, and the Loveness House, as well as a vast array of innovative furniture and object design. With a variety of shapes and forms-ranging from honeycombs to spirals-this period is an important contribution to mid-century modernism. Mentoring such talents as Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler among others, Wright was one of the most influential proponents of the simplicity, democratic designs, and organic forms that characterize Mid-Century Modern. With lavish, new, previously unpublished color photographs and detailed plans, Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern is a comprehensive examination of an underserved period in Wright's career."
The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog Updated Third Edition
William Allin Storrer
"Among the many books available on Frank Lloyd Wright, William Allin Storrer’s classic The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog is the authoritative guide to all of Wright’s built work.
This updated third edition revisits each of Wright’s extant structures, tracing the architect’s development from his Prairie works, such as the Frederick Robie house in Chicago, to the last building constructed to his specifications, the magnificent Aime and Norman Lykes residence in Arizona. Renowned expert William Storrer deftly incorporates a series of key revisions and brings each structure’s history up to the present day, as some buildings have been refurbished, some moved, and others sadly abandoned or destroyed by natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina—including the James Charnley bungalow in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Organized chronologically, this updated third edition features full-color photographs of all extant work along with a description of each building and its history. Storrer also provides full addresses, GPS coordinates, and maps of locations throughout the United States, England, and Japan, indicating the shortest route to each building—perfect for Wright aficionados on the go.
From Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright is the undisputed master of American architecture. Now fully revised, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog will be indispensable for anyone fascinated with the architect’s unique genius."
The Wright 3
Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist
"In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House from being demolished. Second book in the series featuring art sleuth friends Calder, Petra, and Tommy."
Winning Shopping Center Designs: 29th International Design and Development Awards
International Council of Shopping Centers
Book Jacket Excerpt:
"Winning Shopping Center Designs provides a wealth of full-color architectural photography that spotlights the very best in the world of design and development. Before-and-after photographs depict the striking transformations that have taken place in renovated properties, and accompanying test illustrates how savvy marketing, technology, planning and creativity can work together to achieve shopping center success. More than a pictorial celebration, this volume is also a highly instructive how-to resource as you discover how centers came up with creative solutions to architectural and practical challenges."
The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion: Revised Edition
William Allin Storrer
"The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion is the comprehensive source for as-built plans of Wright's work. For this revised edition, William Allin Storrer brings the history of every structure up to date, and includes complete information on the newly discovered Wright work, the Mitchell residence in Racine, Wisconsin. Includes 1,000 black-and-white photographs (many new to this edition, elevations, historical images, and floor plans."-- Book Jacket Excerpt.
Tuscan & Andalusian Reflections: 20 Beautiful Homes Inspired by Old World Architecture
Aram Bassenian, A. David Kovach, and Carl Lagoni AIA
"Within the pages of this dazzling book, readers will find 20 of the most significant new homes designed by Bassenian/Lagoni Architects of Newport Beach, California. Inspired by the architecture of Southern Europe, yet totally new, these graceful, time-tempered homes display up-to-date floor planning, the finest amenities and picturesque landscaping. Built in the canyons and along the coasts of California, as well as in the deserts of Nevada, theses homes echo the architectural forms, textures and motifs of structures built in the hill towns of Tuscany and the plains of Andalusia. The homes range from stunning Tuscan courtyard homes in Rancho Santa Fe to a trio of walled and tiled Spanish/Andalusian designs in Irvine to an amazingly versatile family-recreation hacienda in Las Vegas. Each home is depicted by glorious color photographs, both inside and out, as well as a detailed site plan and colored floor plan with furniture in place. A special section for each major project entitled “It’s In The Details” gives readers a close-up view of the architectural design and building details that make these homes extraordinary. A very helpful Annotated Projects List at the back of the book provides a complete listing of the builders, structural engineers, landscape architects and interior designers who contributed to each project. Also included in the book is a Forward by A. David Kovach, a distinguished housing marketer and design commentator, as well as an Introduction by Aram Bassenian, AIA and Carl Lagoni, AIA, Chairman/CEO and President, respectively, of Bassenian/Lagoni Architects. For consumers, this inspiring and well-crafted collection will serve as a valuable resource of ideas for design, landscaping and interiors created in the Old World style, but with a fresh California twist. For professionals and students, this remarkable book will provide examples of innovative floor planning, adept use of forms and materials and execution of a comprehensive design vision that has become the hallmark of Bassenian/Lagoni Architects."
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses
Alan Hess, Alan Weintraub, Kenneth Frampton, Thomas S. Hines, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Kathryn Smith, Margo Stipe, and Eric Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps the most famous architect of all time, and certainly the most well known American architect, has been immensely influential in shaping the course of modern architecture, both in the U.S. and throughout the world. In particular, his residential work has been the subject of continuing interest and controversy. In Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses, for the first time, all 291 extant Wright-designed houses are featured in exquisite color photography. Along with Alan Weintraub's stunning photos, lucid principal text by author Alan Hess, and a selection of floor plans and archival images, the book includes text and essays by some of the field's most highly esteemed Wright scholars and architecture historians, including Kenneth Frampton, Thomas S. Hines, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Kathryn Smith, Margo Stipe, and Eric Lloyd Wright.
Winning Shopping Center Designs: 28th International Design and Development Awards
International Council of Shopping Centers
"This attractive hardcover coffee-table book showcases this year's shopping center design and development award winners, twenty-four aesthetic and commercial triumphs representing projects from almost every continent. Discover fascinating ideas and solutions to challenging architectural, design, and environmental problems. This hardcover coffee table book is illustrated cover to cover with colorful photographs. A treasured keepsake."
A pictorial dictionary of landscape plants designed for Zones 9, 10, and 11. It is also ideal for greenhouse gardeners who grow tender exotics under cover, and it is frequently used as an identification guide for plant lovers who travel to the tropics.
Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
"Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly made use of them to build private homes. His prairie house concept was the driving force behind some of his most famous houses and became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright's designs for office and public buildings were equally groundbreaking and unique. From Fallingwater to New York's Guggenheim Museum, his works are among the most famous in the history of architecture. This volume shows clearly that Wright saw man as the focal point for an architecture closely bound up with nature. This view of the world was a common factor throughout the rich diversity of his oeuvre."
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House: Architecture as Portraiture
"The Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest and most important masterpieces. Built in the prairie style, this large residential complex was designed, landscaped, and extensively furnished by the architect. The history of its creation, recorded in over 400 letters exchanged between Wright and Martin, forms a fascinating biography not only of the house but of its architect and client.
In this detailed account of the Martin House commission, Quinan mines the Wright-Martin correspondence, along with the physical artifacts and architectural remains of the house, which is currently under restoration, to investigate Wright's often-made claim that his buildings "portray" their clients. The author presents an account of one of Wright's greatest works of "architecture as portraiture" that lends new insight into the ambitions and working methods of this much-studied architect.
Frank Lloyd Wright aficionados will join architects, preservationists, and fans of biography in appreciating the fresh perspective Quinan brings to our understanding of this great American architect and this exceptional house."
Concrete Places in a Landscape of Illusions: The Architecture of Donald Singer
Boca Raton Museum of Art
"Singer has created a logical, yet abstract program of internal spaces: loft-like floors, inspired by his commercial projects, are divided by unarticulated, predominantly white partitions into an 'artificially and naturally lighted environment' where confined, remote and anonymous art can exist on its own terms."
Pure California: 35 Inspiring Houses in the New California Tradition
Howard Englander, Aram Bassenian, and Laura Hurst Brown
"Pure California: 35 Inspiring Houses In The New California Tradition is a beautiful new hardcover book of photography and text that provides a personal tour of 35 of the most influential and important houses designed by Bassenian/Lagoni Architects (BLA) over the past 5 years. From an Early California home in Coto de Caza to a California Cottage on the Balboa Peninsula to an Old World Tuscan Adaptation in Rancho Santa Fe, this milestone book takes the reader on an adventurous, inspiring journey through some of the finest luxury production homes in California. Along the way, the reader will discover and enjoy spectacular examples of what admiring critics are calling 'The New California Tradition' in American housing.
For consumers and lay readers, Pure California will serve as a splendid work of ideas and inspiration for the latest in California home design, floor planning, landscaping, interior and furnishings. For professionals and students, the book will help define the techniques and demonstrate the execution of a land use method that is having major impact on housing in America.
The 160-page hardcover book features over 200 glorious color photographs of the outside and inside of 35 different houses, as well as a detailed floor plan and site plan of every residence. A narrative tour leads the reader on an inspiring walk through each house, pointing out the architectural, design and furnishings elements along the way. The book also includes a Foreword by Howard Englander, a noted housing marketer and forecaster, as well as an Introduction by Aram Bassenian, CEO of BLA, and an Afterword by Carl Lagoni, President of the firm.
This book is a 'must' for anyone interested in viewing and understanding the most recent developments in California architecture, as well as design trends and land-planning methods that are having major influence across the United States." -Amazon
Wright-Sized Houses: Frank Lloyd Wright's Solutions for Making Small Houses Feel Big
Book Jacket Excerpt:
"Wright-Sized Houses: Frank Lloyd Wright's Solutions for Making Small Houses Feel Big is the first book to feature the small houses of this world-renowned architect. It presents a wealth of ideas for how to build or redesign a home to make it feel far more spacious and restful than a larger house. Diane Maddex outlines dozens of Wright's principles for making less seem like more: roofs that epitomize the sense of shelter, windows that capture the outdoors, materials that respect nature, open plans that create a relaxed lifestyle, built-ins that conserve space, ornament that grows naturally from the design. Profiles of ten small houses show how all of Wright's techniques combine to make even 1,200 square feet feel like a mansion.
For guidance on making a small house more rewarding, Wright-Sized Houses offers a refreshing new window into why even in the twenty-first century Wright remains the household word for architect."
Frank Lloyd Wright Field Guide: His 100 Greatest Works
Marie Clayton and Frank Lloyd Wright
"Frank Lloyd Wright was a pioneer in the modern style and is widely considered to be one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern architecture. His career, which spanned over 70 years, encompassed modern technological developments in both building materials and techniques and he was one of the first architects."
The Life & Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
Thomas A. Heinz
Book Jacket Excerpt:
"Frank Lloyd Wright is justly regarded as one of the most important and prolific architects there has ever been, and the defining genius of American architecture. He never abandoned his strict ideals, and resisted foreign influences to explore the vernacular architecture of his own country and to develop his unique Prairie and Usonian styles."
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