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fallingwaterbig.JPG (192215 bytes) Fallingwater
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.
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flwrobie.JPG (52802 bytes) Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
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 photographs.
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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.
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Fallingwater
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.
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unity temple.JPG (51405 bytes) Unity Temple
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.
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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.
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Masterworks
-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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Henry Hobson Richardson

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First Church of Christ, Scientist
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.
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