Frank Lloyd Wright
The Guggenheim Correspondence
Hardcover ISBN: 0809313170
A narrative in correspondence from the “Guggenheim Letters,” a remarkable archive that, in its entirety, would make a stack equal in height to the model of the Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright made in 1946. Here is a very personal and detailed account of the creative struggle required to build the extraordinary Guggenheim Museum. It is a seventeen-year saga which saw the firing of the first curator, the death of the donor, and the creation of six complete sets of plans and 749 drawings. Ironically, Wright died six months before its completion. From its opening in October 1959, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been recognized as Frank Lloyd Wright’s crowning achievement. Pfeiffer demonstrates that the story of its construction is arresting drama as well. The Guggenheim, while periodically modified and adapted to meet its changing needs, continues to give expression to Wright’s artistic vision and is a testament to the spirit of both Wright and Guggenheim.
How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Paperback ISBN: 0142000159
Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy. Reprint.
Greene and Greene Architecture As a Fine Art
Paperback ISBN: 0879051264
In a collection of unequalled photography by Marvin Rand, a whole new interpretation of the legendary California brothers and architects Charles and Henry Greene is revealed. Renowned photographer Rand has documented the architectural work of the Greenes since 1959, when he accepted a request from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to photograph sconces and lighting. He has been enamored with the Greenes ever since, building a body of work that is unsurpassed.
Greene & Greene
Creating a Style
Hardcover ISBN: 1586851160
n this fascinating new look at the work of Charles and Henry Greene, masters of the bungalow design, renowned authors Randell L. Makinson and Thomas A. Heinz assert that not only were the brothers Greene geniuses of their time, but that they also developed a distinct architectural and design style that has been the model for generations of architects since, and continues to reign today.Examining the individual plans, materials, and interiors of some of the most distinguished work of the Greenes, and illustrated with stunning photography, the authors revisit designs that exemplify a highly refined set of proportional relationships and a level of detail and craftsmanship that remains unsurpassed today.
Frank Lloyd Wright
America's Master Architect
Hardcover ISBN: 0789202875
Brilliant color photographs and concise text chart Wright's entire career, beginning with his apprenticeship before the turn of the century and continuing through the Prairie period, his years in Japan and California, his major designs of the late 1920s and 1930s, his Usonian houses, and the works of his last decade. The 9.25x10.5 volume also contains examples of drawings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as a glimpse at his seldom-seen collection of Asian art which provide a key to understanding Wright's views on art and nature. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.