On and By Frank Lloyd Wright

A Primer of Architectural Principles


This volume brings together the most important essays on and by Frank Lloyd Wright, described by the American Institute of Architects as ‘the greatest American architect of all time.’


Edited by Robert McCarter


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Price: USD$29.95

This volume brings together the most important essays on and by Wright, providing both an illuminating study of one of the key figures of the 20th century, as well as an overview of the very principles that are at the foundation of great architecture.

The editor of this volume, Robert McCarter, poured through all of the important scholarly work on the subject of Frank Lloyd Wright to select the highlights in research and reading. Each essay is illustrated with archival material.

On and By Frank Lloyd Wright contains fourteen analytical essays that use Wright’s buildings as a means to understanding his complex creative process.

On and by Frank Lloyd Wright provides a unique and informed look at Wright’s buildings from inception to completion, from his earliest works to his final masterpieces.

With over four hundred images, including photographs, archival material, and diagrammatic analyses, this book provides a more complete understanding of Wright’s work than previous studies.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 245 x 172 mm (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Pages: 372 pp
Illustrations: 350 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714863160

Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and has been Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis since 2007. He taught previously at the University of Florida, where he was Director of the School of Architecture from 1991–2001, and Columbia University, among other schools. He has written for numerous international publications, and his books include: Carlo Scarpa (2013); Understanding Architecture, co-authored with Juhani Pallasmaa (2012); Louis I Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005); Frank Lloyd Wright (1997); Unity Temple (1997); and Fallingwater (1994), all by Phaidon Press. He has also published Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (2012); Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Lives (2006); and William Morgan: Selected and Current Work (2002), among other books.

"This book contains a collection of important essays on and by Frank Lloyd Wright, providing both an illuminating study of on of the key figures of the 20th century as well as an overview of the very principles that are the foundation of great architecture."—Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly

"The most beautiful writing in the book is by Frank Lloyd Wright himself... Even in literary rather than architectural terms, his prose assures him a place in the American canon... Richard MacCormac's essay... is absolutely indispensable to understanding Wright's work... A beautifully produced and comprehensively illustrated tome."—Building Design

"In the multitude of books published on Frank Lloyd Wright over the last decade or so, two stand out: Neil Levine's The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Robert McCarter's Frank Lloyd Wright. Now comes a third and, keeping it in the family, it's edited by McCarter and includes essays by him and Levine... given that much of the material has long been available, why is this book so good? Simply because it provides a sustained focus on the 'ordering principles' that inform Wright's architecture, and, in getting to the heart of his design process, it becomes surprisingly relevant today... This book may be architectural history but it couldn't be more pertinent."—Architect's Journal

"Devotees of the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright will love this newly illustrated collection of esays... Over 400 illustrations including sketches, plans and photographs... Provide a close look at Wright's creative process. McCarter seems to have left no character in the architect's history unturned... Even if you think you've read it all before, McCarter and his contributors offer an original look at the Wright stuff."—Array Magazine

"This book contains a collection of important essays on and by Frank Lloyd Wright, providing both an illuminating study of on of the key figures of the 20th century as well as an overview of the very principles that are the foundation of great architecture."—Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly

"The most beautiful writing in the book is by Frank Lloyd Wright himself... Even in literary rather than architectural terms, his prose assures him a place in the American canon... Richard MacCormac's essay... is absolutely indispensable to understanding Wright's work... A beautifully produced and comprehensively illustrated tome."—Building Design


 

 

 
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