A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House
This charming and provocative book is the work of the man best qualified to undertake it,
who was both apprentice to Wright and son of the man who commissioned the house.
Special features of this book include: numerous never-before published photographs
of the house under construction, during its entire history, and of the family in
residence; a room-by-room pictorial survey in full color takes especially for this book;
isometric architectural perspectives that explain visually how the house was constructed;
and the first accurate, measures plans of the house as built.
||Frank Lloyd Wright's
The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece
by Donal Hoffmann
Drawing on revealing family documents, including a 1958 interview with Robie, and a host
of other sources, the author has compiled an authoritative photo-history, enabling the
reader to witness each stage and various transformations of a landmark of modern
architecture. The text is enhanced by 160 carefully selected illustrations,
including perspectives and elevations, cross-sectional drawings, floor plans, designs for
windows, carpets, lighting fixtures and other furnishings, plus recent and historic
||Frank Lloyd Wright
The Early Work of Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's rebellion began and may have culminated in his Oak Park period
(1893-1900), seven restless years (out of a career of 60) during which he codified there
personal beliefs that later became a kind of law in modern domestic architecture.
The Winslow House, Unity Temple, the Dana house took shape then, embodying concepts that
identified his modernism: horizontal space and organic unity. The Oak Park
buildings gave substance not only to his visions, but a decade later, to his first
fame-their publication in Germany as photographs, drawings and plans introduced him to the
Continent and subsequently secured his American status. The 207 illustrations that
revealed Wright the international public, first published in 1911, are here reproduced
complete, documenting and preserving Wright's critical experimental years.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Fallingwater is one of the most inventive houses of Frank Lloyd Wright's long career
and one of the twentieth century's most celebrated icons. Marking a revival of
Wright's reputation in the mid 1930s after years of critical neglect, the house was
designed when Wright was approaching seventy, and shows him to be an architect of immense
resourcefulness and daring. Placed above a waterfall in a deep revine known as Bear
Run, its horizontal cantilevered floors and terraces soar free of apparent support above
the cascades and pools of stream. Walls are avoided almost entirely, the sense of
shelter provided by the overhangs and by screen-like windows detailed to enhance the
building's vertical and horizontal rhythms. Within the house, the effects of dapples
light, surrounding foliage and tumbling water exemplify Wright's attitudes toward
integrating architecture and nature.
Oak Park, Illinois Architect:Frank Lloyd Wright
Unity Temple represents the high point of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Prairie' period.
Still in immaculate condition today, Unity Temple is ordered on a rigorous system of
proportion, determined on both exterior and interior by the measurements of the central
interior sanctuary space. On the outside this concrete building is rendered as
a cubic mass of stone Grey; inside Wright constructed the opposite: a space defined
by concrete and rendered as floating colored planes, painted in quiet, muted
colors. The complexity of geometry's and interlocking spaces and forms at
Unity Temple is outstanding, and invites the viewer to see the act of building as sacred,
and to experience the building as a sacred place.
||Frank Lloyd Wright
The complete 1925 "Wendingen" Series
This important study offers richly illustrated overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's
extraordinary accomplishments in the first two decades of the 20th century-early in his
career that saw the design and construction of such now-famous structures as the Larkin
Building, the Willits and Marti Houses, Unity Temple, Robie House, Hollyhock House and
Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Known as "Wendingen" book because the essays and
illustrations it contains were first published in Wendingen, a prestigious
Dutch journal of architecture and design, it contains illuminating essays on Wright's work
by leading architects and critics of the time, 136 photographs and 63 floor plans of these
and other landmark buildings, five essays by Wright himself and a new introduction by
Wright scholar Donald Hoffmann.
||Greene & Greene
-Bruce Smith & Alexander Vertikoff
The elegant houses designed by Charles Summer Greene and Henry Mather Green have come to
define the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. A seamless fusion of
simplicity and sophisticated detail with meticulous attention to building materials and
naturals surroundings, each Greene and Greens house is a model of timeless home design.
This is the first book to present the brothers' most important works, complete
with lush color photographs. The book surveys twenty-five
masterpieces produced by the firm from the turn of the century to the twenties.
Greene & Greene
Furniture and Related Designs -Randell L. Makinson
This book was written as a companion to Greene and Greene-Architecture as a Fine Art,
(listed below), and deals with the furniture and related designs of both the firm
and of Charles Summer Greene and Henry Mather Greene independently. As the
research progressed over the years it became more and more clear that the quality of
the furniture and related designs was so great that it could not be dealt with properly if
included with the discussion of the development of Greenes' Architecture.
Furthermore, the furniture and related designs of Greene and Greene are an art form in
themselves and require the focus which separate attention places upon the subject.
||Greene & Greene
Architecture as a Fine Art -Randell L. Makinson
Ralf Adams Cram could not have been more correct when he wrote in 1913 of the work of
Charles and Henry Greene and their California contemporaries: "One must see the real
and revolutionary thing in its native haunts of Berkely and Pasadena to appreciate it in
all its carried charm and striking beauty." My own real introduction
to the work of Greene & Greene was such an unusual and intimate occasion that
the enthusiasm and appreciation thus generated has decisively influenced my life for
over twenty years
||Greene & Greene
The Passion and the Legacy -Randell L. Makinson
This comprehensive overview of the architectural careers of Charles and Henry
Greene culminates twenty years of new research by Randell Makinson, the foremost authority
on their works. Greene & Greene are California's most famous architects of
the Craftsman style. Their projects here are organized into recognizable periods and
styles, beginning in 1894 in Pasadena, rising to their masterworks created from
1907-1909, and culminating in their separate but cooperative careers in the teens,
with Charles practicing in Carmel and Henry remaining in Pasadena. The Greene
brothers' sensual blending of architecture, landscape, interiors, furnishings, and the
decorative arts is the hallmark of their Craftsman style. Color photography
throughout highlights their furniture and lighting designs as well as their classic
bungalow exteriors. Also included are some important archival images and plans.
Greene & Greene -Edward R. Bosley
The Gamble House was the masterpiece of Greene & Greene's new regional style.
Built for a wealthy heir of the soap firm Procter and Gamble, the house
represents the full aggrandizement and ennoblement of the California bungalow image, yet
the building is still striking for its intimacy, intricacy and scale. The relative
solidity of the main gabled portions is heightened by the delicate transparency of the
Japanese-inspired sleeping porches with their overlapping struts and deep reveals of
shadow. The elegance of the overall proportions is continued into the
smallest parts and details from the articulation of sliding joints with pegs and tongues
to the visual subtlety of tapering beam ends in the balconies. Stunning new
photography by Tim Street-Porter reveals this house as a genuine and enduring masterpiece.
||J.J. Glessner House,
Henry Hobson Richardson
||First Church of Christ,
Berkley, CA 1910 Architect: Bernard Maybeck
Bernard Maybeck is one of the pivotal figures in the religionest architecture of the San
Francisco Bay area. He was also an architect in the tradition of the artist:
versatile, colorful, inventive and eclectic. With First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Bernard Maybeck was drawn by his client's sincere demand to have a church which
expressed the congregation's deep-seated faith, and looked not only to Romanesque, Gothic
and Byzantine forms, but also contemporary Arts and Crafts philosophies to create an
edifice which would evoke 'reinstatement of primitive Christianity', a guiding objective
of Christian Science. Maybeck's design has a convincing unity which contains and far
transcends its sources. Massive concrete piers are in counterpoint to large expanses
of translucent industrial sash, and the rich, Medieval interior comes to brilliant life
through a hierarchy of intricately applied color. The reverence for details
complete, from carved beams to delicate pew lamps and gilded tracery.