A building byFrank Lloyd Wright(1867-1959) is at once unmistakably individual, and evocative of an entire era. Notable for theirexceptional understanding of an organic environment, as well as for theiruse of steel and glass to revolutionize the interface of indoor and outdoor, Wright’s designs helpedannounce the age of modernity, as much as they secured his own name in the annals of architectural genius.
This meticulous compilation from TASCHEN’s previous three-volume monograph assembles the most important works from Wright’sextensive, paradigm-shifting oeuvreinto oneauthoritative and accessibly priced overview of America's most famous architect. Based on unlimited access to theFrank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona,the collection spans the length and breadth of Wright’s projects, both realized and unrealized, from his earlyPrairie Houses,through theUsonian concept home, epitomized byFallingwater, the Tokyo years, his progressive“living architecture”buildings, right through to later schemes like theGuggenheim Museum, New York, and fantastic visions for a better tomorrow in the“living city.”
AuthorBruce Brooks Pfeiffer, who served asWright’s apprenticeduring the 1950s, discusses recent research on Wright and gives his own insights on these game-changing buildings.
Bruce Brooks Pfeifferbecame Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice at the Taliesin Fellowship in 1949. In 1957, he attended theEcole Nationale des Beaux-Artsin Paris, returning in 1958 to continue his apprenticeship with Wright until his death in 1959. He was director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, a vice-president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and author of numerous publications on Wright's life and work.
Peter Gösselruns an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra, as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture series.