In the Nature of Materials: Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941
Publisher: Da Capo Press 1986 Author: Henry-Russell Hitchcock ISBN: 0306800195 Format: Softcover, 145pp, 210x215mm
This is the definitive study of Frank Lloyd Wright and his work, an eloquent summation of an outstanding career that spanned nearly seventy years of American architectural history. Henry-Russell Hitchcock, explores Wright's distinctive approach to the design and construction of homes, civic centres, housing projects, country clubs, and office buildings—emphasising throughout Wright's skillful use of materials to create harmony between structure and environment.
More than 400 illustrations are presented in chronological order in a format Wright himself designed, revealing an endless assortment of shapes, materials and structural ornament that indicate the scope and focus of Wright's genius. Accompanying the photographs, plans, and perspectives is Hitchcock's perceptive commentary, linking each building to a particular phase in Wright's development and showing how in each case the architect forged the elements of materials, mass, space, and ornament into a powerful visual statement. Hitchcock also contributes a list of the architect's completed projects through 1941, and, in a foreword specially prepared for this Da Capo edition, assesses Wright's major projects during the last two decades of his life.
This pre-owned copy is in good condition with minor discolouration.