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THE COMPLETE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT VOL 3: 1943-1959
Peter Gossel (editor) & Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

Taschen, 2009
Hardcover
584 pages
Fully illustrated in colour and black & white.
ISBN: 9783822857700

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Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the fathers of modern architecture; his work helped define the modern era, had a widespread cultural influence and remains highly influential today, half a century after his death.

Author Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, who was apprenticed to Wright at the Taliesin fellowship in 1949, presents this study of the architect's final years, beginning with Wright's organic 'living architecture' - a style that introduced ideas for the use of solar energy and curved open spaces.

In addition to many private projects and the Guggenheim museum, the period covered by this volume includes Wright's astonishing plans for a new Baghdad, his only realized high-rise tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the crystal figure of the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Pennsylvania, and plans for an endless row of houses with floor plans based on hexagons. A wealth of personal photos also illustrates the working routine at Frank Lloyd Wright's fellowship.

 

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