The Best Books on Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of vast and unprecedented vision, whose work is widely admired and appreciated for its extraordinary attention to detail, space and scale.

His name is not only synonymous with architecture, but also with the American house of the twentieth century, which has been the subject of continuing interest and controversy.

Such house as Fallingwater (1935), the seminal masterpiece perched over a waterfall deep in the Pennsylvania highlands, is perhaps the best-known private house in the history of the world.But we shouldnt forget his Prairie style Robie House (1906) in Chicago, Storer (1923) and Freeman house (1923) in Los Angeles, and the formidable Taliesen West (1937) in the Arizona desert.

Virtually every structure that Wright built is represented in this extensive survey of his life’s work. His genius at architectural design enable him to work out extremely complex buildings in his head and translate them on to paper in a matter of hours, as the famous story of his design presentation of Falling Water illustrates.

His work continues to draw great admiration and interest to this day. His often tempestuous and sometimes tragic life and career are given full coverage in these books.

…So here we have created a list of our favorite Frank Lloyd Wright Books covering his architecture and life as one of Americas most inspiring and iconic modern architects.

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright
  2. Frank Lloyd Wright

    This meticulous compilation from TASCHEN’s previous three-volume monograph assembles the most important works from Wright’s extensive, paradigm-shifting oeuvre into one authoritative and accessibly priced overview of America's most famous architect.

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  3. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses
  4. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

    Frank Lloyd Wright is not only synonymous with architecture, his name is also synonymous with the American house in the twentieth century. In particular, his residential work has been the subject of continuing interest and controversy.

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  5. Frank Lloyd Wright
  6. Frank Lloyd Wright

    An unsung prophet of today’s green movement in architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator of eco-sensitive design generations ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of today’s green movement.

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  7. Wright
  8. Wright

    Acclaimed as the “father of skyscrapers,” the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) was an architect of aspiration. He believed in giving cultivated American life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent.

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  9. Fallingwater
  10. Fallingwater

    This seminal volume, now back in print in a new format and at a reduced price, offers a deeply immersive tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most legendary building. A landmark volume to commemorate what is arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century.

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  11. Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models
  12. Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models

    Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks. Now you can create 14 of his best–loved buildings using the art of kirigami.

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  13. Frank Lloyd Wright Designs
  14. Frank Lloyd Wright Designs

    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.

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  15. Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive
  16. Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive

    Published for a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar as to nearly preclude critical reexamination. 

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  17. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks
  18. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks

    Detailed photographs capture thirty-eight of the famed architect's most notable buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum, Taliesin West, the Oak Park Home and Studio, and Fallingwater.

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  19. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
  20. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

    From sprawling houses to compact bungalows and from world-famous museums to a still-working gas station, Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs can be found in nearly every corner of the country. 

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  21. Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography
  22. Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography

    Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography focuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings, and books.

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