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Fallingwater and Pittsburgh

Author : Narciso G. Menocal
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All three deal with Fallingwater, built for Kaufmann in the 1930s, and other projects planned for Pittsburgh, which included a planetarium, a civic center, a parking garage, and an apartment house."--BOOK JACKET.

Fallingwater Rising

Author : Franklin Toker
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Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy, his youth and his early fame long gone. It was the Depression, and Wright had no work in sight. Into his orbit stepped Edgar J. Kaufmann, a Pittsburgh department-store mogul–“the smartest retailer in America”–and a philanthropist with the burning ambition to build a world-famous work of architecture. It was an unlikely collaboration: the Jewish merchant who had little concern for modern architecture and the brilliant modernist who was leery of Jews. But the two men collaborated to produce an extraordinary building of lasting architectural significance that brought international fame to them both and confirmed Wright’s position as the greatest architect of the twentieth century. Fallingwater Rising is also an enthralling family drama, involving Kaufmann, his beautiful cousin/wife, Liliane, and their son, Edgar Jr., whose own role in the creation of Fallingwater and its ongoing reputation is central to the story. Involving such key figures of the l930s as Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Henry R. Luce, William Randolph Hearst, Ayn Rand, and Franklin Roosevelt, Fallingwater Rising shows us how E. J. Kaufmann’s house became not just Wright’s masterpiece but a fundamental icon of American life. One of the pleasures of the book is its rich evocation of the upper-crust society of Pittsburgh–Carnegie, Frick, the Mellons–a society that was socially reactionary but luxury-loving and baronial in its tastes, hobbies, and sexual attitudes (Kaufmann had so many mistresses that his store issued them distinctive charge plates they could use without paying). Franklin Toker has been studying Fallingwater for eighteen years. No one but he could have given us this compelling saga of the most famous private house in the world and the dramatic personal story of the fascinating people who made and used it. A major contribution to both architectural and social history.

Frank Lloyd Wright s Fallingwater

Author : Carla Lind
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A new, up-to-date course where students learn what they need to know for a career in commerce, tourism, nursing, medicine, or technology.

Frank Lloyd Wright s Fallingwater

Author : Catherine W Zipf
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater explores the relationship between the economic tumult in the United States in the 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the construction of his most famous house, Fallingwater. The book reinterprets the history of this iconic building, recognizing it as a Depression-era monument that stands as a testimony to what an American architect could achieve with the right site, client, and circumstance, even in desperate economic circumstances. Using newly available resources, author Catherine W. Zipf examines Wright’s work before and after Fallingwater to show how it was influenced by the economic climate, public architectural projects of the Great Depression, and America’s changing relationship with Modernist style and technology. Including over 50 black-and-white images, this book will be of great interest to students, historians, and researchers of art, architecture, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright s Fallingwater

Author : Donald Hoffmann
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Traces the complicated development of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, including planning, site selection, and construction

Fallingwater The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright s Masterpiece

Author : Marc Harshman
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In Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a home unlike any other perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune plays differently in each of its sunlight-dappled rooms; the structure itself blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, a masterpiece equally informed by meticulous research and unbounded imagination, designed by the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This book guides young readers through Wright's process designing Fallingwater, from his initial inspirations to the home's breathtaking culmination. It is a exploration of a man, of dreams, and of the creative process; a celebration of potential. Graceful prose and rich, dynamic illustrations breathe life into the story of Frank and Fallingwater, a man and home utterly unlike any other. A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2017 Blue Ribbon Book A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

The Fallingwater Cookbook

Author : Suzanne Martinson
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Martinson gathers recipes from Elsie Henderson, the longtime and last cook for the Kaufmann family, along with Henderson's memories of life at Fallingwater and her encounters with the Kaufmanns, John Heinz, Senator Ted Kennedy, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. Also includes recipes from chef Robert Sendall, cooking instructor Jane Citron, and Mary Ann Moreau, former chef of the Fallingwater Café. Artful photographs of food, architecture, landscape, and the family and guests who visited Fallingwater round out the collection.

Fallingwater a Frank Lloyd Wright Country House

Author : Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
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Recounts the design and construction of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous residential design, and discusses the philosophy behind its construction.

Kaufmann House Fallingwater Bear Run Pennsylvania 1936

Author : Frank Lloyd Wright
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Great Natural Areas in Western Pennsylvania

Author : Stephen Ostrander
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Guide to 65 natural areas Lake Erie, Allegheny National Forest, Pittsburgh region, Laurel Highlands > This companion for ecotourists points out western Pennsylvania's best natural attractions and explains why they're special. Birding spots, wildflower preserves, scenic overlooks, geological sites, family recreation areas, forests, rivers, and winding trails are all fully explored. These are areas where visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on special features, geology, wildlife, and history of each site are provided, as well as basic tourist information and locator maps.