Individual Architects of the 2oth Century
Wright Studies: Taliesin 1911 1914
Wright Studies
Taliesin 1911 1914
Hardcover      ISBN: 0809316242
This inaugural issue is devoted to studies of Taliesin I. Designed and constructed in 1911 upon Wright’s return to Wisconsin from Europe, Taliesin I burned in August 1914. It thus became the most difficult Wright residence for Wright scholars to examine. In this volume’s critical essays, Neil Levine offers a view of the different layers of meaning of Taliesin I; Scott Gartner explains the legend of the Welsh bard Taliesin and its meaning for Wright; Anthony Alofsin considers the influence of the playwright Richard Hovey and the feminist Ellen Key on Wright’s and Cheney’s thought of the period; and Narciso G. Menocal suggests that the Gilmore and O’Shea houses in Madison, Wisconsin, are a collective antecedent to Taliesin I. To conclude the volume, Anthony Alofsin has written what amounts to a catalogue raisonné of the drawings and photographs of Taliesin I. Surprisingly, he finds no photographs of the living area and argues that those that have been published are in fact of Taliesin II.
Purcell & Elmslie: Prairie Progressive Architects
Purcell & Elmslie
Prairie Progressive Architects
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1423600053
Purcell and Elmslie: Prairie Progressives explores the work of two important members of the organic architecture movement, and celebrates their tremendously important contributions to American architecture and the Prairie School. Wishing to return to simplicity and honesty, Purcell and Elmslie created homes and buildings that were consistent with a democratic society-simple forms, the natural use of textural materials and decoration, and buildings that accommodated the nature of a site. As did Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Purcell and Elmslie held the conviction that a building does not end with its simple structure, but reaches its final and logical culmination in the clothing-color, situation and natural environment, together with its decoration of glass, terra-cotta, and other textural materials.
Toshiko Mori Architect
Toshiko Mori Architect
Hardcover      ISBN: 158093191x
Founded in New York City in 1981, Toshiko Mori Architect is known for using both new and traditional materials and for integrating architecture with light and landscape. This monograph, the first on the practice, includes more than twenty-five residential, cultural, institutional, and commercial projects. The firm has designed private houses in Maine, New York, and Florida, including additions to modern residences by Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer. In addition, Toshiko Mori Architect specializes in exhibition designs, notably various installations of textiles and other materials at the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Aaron G. Green: Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright
Aaron G. Green
Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright
Hardcover      ISBN: 1939621372
Aaron G Green FAIA was an internationally known organic architect of “striking originality and grace.
Le Corbusier: Homme de Lettres
Le Corbusier
Homme de Lettres
Paperback      ISBN: 1568989806
On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more than fifty books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of letters. Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres is the first in-depth study of Le Corbusier as a writer as well as an architect. Featuring more than two hundred archival images from Le Corbusier's life and work, this groundbreaking book examines his many writing projects from 1907 to 1947, as well as his letters written to two mentors: Charles L'Eplattenier and William Ritter. In Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres author M. Christine Boyer focuses on the development of his writing style as it morphed from romantic prose to aphorisms and telegraphic bulletins. For each of his books, Le Corbusier was meticulous about the design of the page layout, the form of the type, the impact of the ideas, and even the promotional material. As a man of letters, Le Corbusier expected to contribute to the cultural atmosphere of the twentieth century. Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres shows for the first time how his voluminous output books, diaries, letters, sketchbooks, travel notebooks, lecture transcriptions, exposition catalogs, journal articles reflects not just a compulsion to write, but a passion for advancing his ideas about the relationship between architecture, urbanism, and society in a new machine age.
Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright's Romance With Nature
Fallingwater
Frank Lloyd Wright's Romance With Nature
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789300729
Considered Frank Lloyd Wright's most sublime integration of architecture and nature, Fallingwater nestled among the rocky woodlands of Pennsylvania is the focal point for every discussion of his inspired siting, use of organic materials, and employment of decorative motifs derived from nature and translated into glass, stone, and wood. Beautiful color interior photography, coupled with black-and-white shots of the dramatic setting, illustrate this new, richly textured tour of this legendary house.
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513142
"The Architecture of Edwin Lundie has had a transformative effect on Minnesota architecture since its original publication in 1995. Many architects around the state have taken up Lundie's challenge of how to adapt traditional forms to today's needs. the book opened up new ways of thinking about 'regionalism' in Minnesota architecture, and for that, we are forever grateful." —Tom Fisher, Dean of College of Design, University of Minnesota

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Boundaries
Boundaries
Paperback      ISBN: 0743299590
The architect who designed the celebrated Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., shares the story of her life, her creative inspiration, and her subsequent designs, in a volume that incorporates the author's sketches, photographs, workbook entries, and original designs. Reprint.
David Lea: An Architect of Principle
David Lea
An Architect of Principle
Paperback      ISBN: 1908967749
One of the most principled architects of his generation, and peer of Edward Cullinan and Richard MacCormac,Lea
The Fantastic Seashell of the Mind: The Architecture of Mark Mills
The Fantastic Seashell of the Mind
The Architecture of Mark Mills
Hardcover      ISBN: 1939621399
Mark Mills was a visionary architect, a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice whose innovative designs grow beyond Wright's work to uniquely blend structural principles and the organic forms of seashells. When he heard Wright say that seashells are Nature’s perfect architecture, Mark made that idea the foundation of his life’s work. As seashells change their forms to meet the needs of their inhabitants, so Mark adapted structural roof systems to shelter his clients, and he made them spectacularly beautiful. If the sky is Nature's umbrella above us, Mills's ceilings were the umbrella over his clients' lives in their homes. The ceiling revealed the skeleton of the building, exposed, visible from every part of the interior, since the interior walls were partitions that did not interrupt the view of the ceiling system. He used to joke (joking but not kidding) that he put so much thought and care into his roofs because the clients couldn't hang their knick-knacks on it and wreck its design. From any place within Mark's houses, there is a sense of being under the entire shell of the roof. We may be in the living room, but we are also in the entire house at all times. They are, for him, shells for humans. THE FANTASTIC SEASHELL OF THE MIND is thoughtfully illustrated and brings together Mark Mills's own thinking behind his houses along with the insights of his wife, colleagues, and original clients and owners of Mark Mills houses. It is written to appeal to both architects and a general readership.