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Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West

  • Author: Collectif,,INC. THAMES & HUDSON,Kathryn Smith
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 159
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Taliesin and Taliesin West are world renowned not only as two of the most important landmarks of 20th-century architecture, but also as home to their creator, Frank Lloyd Wright. This lavishly illustrated volume provides an introduction to the architecture, interiors, art collection, gardens, decorative arts, furniture, and graphic design of the two studio-residences. 137 illustrations, 100 in color.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

  • Author: Ezra Stoller
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business
  • ISBN: 9781568982021
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 100
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The Building Blocks series presents icons of modern architecture as interpreted by Ezra Stoller, whose photography has defined the way postwar architecture has been viewed by architects, historians, and the public at large. Taken just after the completion of each project, these photographs provide a unique historical record of the buildings in use, documenting people, fashions, and furnishings of the period.

Under Arizona Skies

Under Arizona Skies

The Apprentice Desert Shelters at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

  • Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer,Victor E. Sidy
  • Publisher: Pomegranate Communications
  • ISBN: 9780764959592
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 72
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Sometimes encompassing a paloverde tree or suspended many feet above the desert floor, these small dwellings, conceived by architecture students as alternatives to tents and dormitory rooms, embrace-and in their own way, celebrate-the natural, rugged terrain surrounding Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West. The earliest shelters were created by adventurous apprentices at the Taliesin Fellowship, a school for architects established by Frank Lloyd Wright in the mid-1930s. After Wright's death, a more conventional school-the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture-was established, and the practice of designing and building a personal dwelling became a unique feature of the school's curriculum. Wright insisted that there would be no armchair architects at his school; apprentices would learn through hard work and first-hand experience. The response to this directive has been astonishingly creative. In addition to honing their design and drafting skills, students comb the desert for dwelling sites; consider the effects of extreme temperature change and winter rain; gather construction materials from surrounding hills and dry riverbeds; and thoroughly explore what Wright termed organic architecture.

Treasures of Taliesin

Treasures of Taliesin

Seventy-seven Unbuilt Designs

  • Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer,Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Publisher: Pomegranate
  • ISBN: 0764910418
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 164
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Presents seventy-seven unbuilt projects of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

America's Master Architect

  • Author: Kathryn Smith,Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 144
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A pocket-sized overview of the architect's entire career, with more than 200 photographs, drawings, and examples from Wright's own collection of Asian art. This diminutive survey features all aspects of Wright's art, from lowslung Prairie houses to the dramatic, seminal Fallingwater, to larger projects such as his two homes, Taliesin and Taliesin West, culminating in that icon of modernism, New York's Guggenheim Museum. This satisfying volume is complete with drawings and rarely seen works from Wright's own Asian art collection. AUTHOR Kathryn Smith is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West (1997) and Frank Lloyd Wright, Hollyhock House, and Olive Hill: Buildings and Projects for the Aline Barnsdall (1992). Smith is former Professor of Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. ILLUSTRATIONS 184 illustrations

Communities of Frank Lloyd Wright

Communities of Frank Lloyd Wright

Taliesin and Beyond

  • Author: Myron A. Marty
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 306
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Despite the numerous studies of Frank Lloyd WrightÆs life and architecture, little has been published about his life in relation to the communities that dominated his life. Wright, a fervent believer in individualism and an ardent advocate of democracy, worked in communities throughout his career of more than six decades. These communities, which he led with unquestioned authority, made possible his extraordinary productivity. They also helped sustain his genius, provided him with crucial social outlets, and made it possible for him to remain a creative force outside the mainstream of American architecture until his death at age 91. Almost immediately after arriving in Chicago in 1887, Wright began working in the company of architects and draftsmen, most notably Joseph Lyman Silsbee, Dankmar Adler, and Louis Sullivan. In 1893 he opened his own practice in downtown Chicago and formed relationships with communities of young architects and draftsmen there. Five years later Wright moved his venture to his home and studio in Oak Park. Although his community of coworkers there was highly productive, in 1909 he abandoned them, his practice, and his family, turned his projects over to others, and left for Europe with his mistress. In the next twenty years he formed incidental communities wherever his work took him, including Europe, Japan, California, and Arizona, while maintaining his base at Taliesin, his home near Spring Green, Wisconsin. In 1932, after years of hardship, Wright and his third wife, Olgivanna, founded the Taliesin Fellowship, a community of apprentices and assistants. Five years later the Fellowship began to spend winters at Taliesin West, a camp he designed in Scottsdale, Arizona. When Wright died in 1959, his widow became the FellowshipÆs unchallenged leader, and she remained so until her death 26 years later. MartyÆs groundbreaking work is neither a biography of Wright nor a study of his architecture; rather, it is the story of his life in communities, particularly the Taliesin Fellowship. This study will be of interest to Wright scholars and enthusiasts, architects, architectural historians, and architecture students.

A Way of Life

A Way of Life

An Apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Author: Lois Davidson Gottlieb
  • Publisher: Images Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781864700961
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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A Way of Life is an extraordinary record of the eighteen months that Lois Gottlieb spent with Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Fellowship in the late 1940s. Wright started the Fellowship in 1932 during the depression era when he had little or no work and thought it a worthwhile idea to train young architects. The apprentices came from all sorts of backgrounds and many different countries. Some of them joined the Fellowship because they had seen Wright's work, others because they had read his autobiography. All of them wanted to be involved with his new architecture and to emulate his approach, which was to make all aspects of living more beautiful and compatible with the environment. Taliesin was Wright's home and farm and Taliesin West in Arizona was his escape from the severe Wisconsin winters. Taliesin was operated as a self-contained working community where the apprentices became self-sufficient while continuing their architectural education. The Fellowship emphasised not only design and

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

An Autobiography

  • Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Publisher: Pomegranate
  • ISBN: 9780764932434
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 561
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Frank Lloyd Wright exerted perhaps the greatest influence on twentieth century design. In a volume that continues to resonate more than seventy years after its initial publication, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography contains the master architect's own account of his work, his philosophy, and his personal life, written with his signature wit and charm. Wright (1867-1959) went into seclusion in a Minnesota cabin to reflect and to record his life experiences. In 1932, the first edition of the Autobiography was published. It became a form of advertising, leading many readers to seek out the master architect--thirty apprentices came to live and learn at Taliesin, Wright's Wisconsin home/school/studio, under the master's tutelage. (By 1938, Taliesin West, in Arizona, was the winter location for Wright's school.) The volume is divided into five sections devoted to family, fellowship, work, freedom, and form. Wright recalls his childhood, his apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, the turmoil of his personal life, and the background to his greatest achievements, including Hollyhock House, the Prairie and the Usonian Houses, and the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Western Work

  • Author: Dixie Legler
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 142
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Although primarily known for his iconic Midwestern buildings, Wright constructed many of his most ambitious, distinctive works in the western states. This book showcases Wright's "western period" in 125 full-color images.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Author: Robert McCarter
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861895380
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas. In this new biography, Robert McCarter distills Wright’s life and work into a concise account that explores the beliefs and relationships so powerfully reflected in his architectural works. McCarter examines here how Wright aspired to influence America’s evolving democratic society by the challenges his buildings posed to traditional views of private and public space. He investigates Wright’s relationships with key leaders of art, industry, and society, and how their views came to have concrete significance in Wright’s work and writings. Wright argued that architecture should be the “background or framework” for daily life, not the “object,” and McCarter dissects how and why he aspired to this and other ideals, such as his belief in the ethical duty of architects to improve society and culture. A penetrating study of the foremost pioneer in modern architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright offers a fascinating biographical chronicle that reveals the principles and relationships at the base of Wright’s production.