The best Frank Lloyd Wright books

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Introduction

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 favourite Frank Lloyd Wright Books covering his architecture and life as one of Americas most inspiring and iconic modern architects.

Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s paradigm-shifting projects. This authoritative overview, based on TASCHEN’s previous three-volume monograph and unlimited access to the Frank Lloyd Wright archives, scours the length and breadth of Wright's career to bring you all the gems of his genius

Frank Lloyd Wright Sketches, Plans and Drawings

Frank Lloyd Wright Designs: The Sketches, Plans, and Drawings

This book is one of the most important and comprehensive books to be published on the drawings, designs, conceptual sketches, elevations, and plans of Wright, with particular emphasis on the development of certain important projects. It includes the best-known and beloved projects-like Fallingwater, The Coonley House, Midway Gardens, the Guggenheim, the Imperial Hotel-as well as a range of intriguing, unfamiliar, and previously unpublished drawings by Wright

 

 

Fallingwater 

This book offers a deeply immersive tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most legendary building, Fallingwater, capturing the much-loved masterpiece this book includes authoritative texts on Fallingwater’s history, structure, restoration, and collections, including the house’s relationship to its setting and its importance to the sustainability movement; its meaning in the context of Wright’s body of work; the analysis and planning process that went into Fallingwater’s restoration and how a seemingly unsolvable problem was overcome through modern engineering. The book is a tribute to the genius behind this masterwork.

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright Complete Works, Vol. 3: 1943-1959

This third and final volume in TASCHEN’s tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright presents later works, the “living architecture” period, and Wright’s revolutionary use of solar energy and curved open spaces. The tome charts major works like the Guggenheim Museum and the Beth Sholom Synagogue through hundreds of archival images and documents sourced directly from the architect’s records.

Books on Frank Lloyd Wright Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

This book presents all 289 of Wright’s houses in exquisite color photographs. Along with a selection of floor plans and archival images, the book includes text and essays by several leading Wright scholars. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses is an event of great importance and a major contribution to the literature on this titan of modern architecture.

 

The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright: A complete guide

This concise consideration of Wright's life and work not only offers new insights into the character of his complex, powerful and at all times confident personality, but also the architectural legacy he left behind and which exists to this day in the vast number of homes and public buildings photographed mainly by the author himself.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion, Revised Edition

Published to critical acclaim more than a decade ago, The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion brought together in one volume all the essential descriptions, photographs, and plans of everything built by America's most famous architect. Now, for this handsomely produced revised edition, William Allin Storrer brings the history of every Wright structure up to the present

Frank Lloyd Wright Biography

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. She also interviewed surviving devotees, students, and relatives. The result is an explicit portrait of both the genius architect and the provocative con-man

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