Frank Lloyd Wright, the revolutionaryThroughout his career, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) gave life to remarkable achievements, as personal as they were characteristic of his time. Between the use of steel and glass, to revolutionize the interface between interior and exterior, and avant-garde understanding of an ecological environment, the architect's creations played a double role: announcing a certain era of modernity, while ensuring Wright a place in the annals of architectural genius.
Wright, a monograph tribute to the creations of an avant-garde architectProduced with unlimited access to the Frank Lloyd Wright archives - kept in Taliesin, Arizona - this work brings together the architect's most important and most revolutionary creations. With finesse and reflection, this collection explores in depth Wright's projects, whether they were carried out or not. From his first Prairie Houses to his concept of a Usonian house (including "the house on the waterfall" or Fallingwater) to his Tokyo years, without forgetting his later achievements, like the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the author, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, a former apprentice to the architect, reviews recent research on Frank Lloyd Wright, the revolutionary. But it goes further, by offering its own lighting on these futuristic constructions, which have marked modern architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer Taschen, 504 pages 49.99 euros