Frank Lloyd Wright A Visual Encyclopedia Iain Thomson
A must-have for Wright fans and lovers of architecture and design. This comprehensive guide to the life and times of the man widely considered to be one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern architecture provides an A to Z chronicle of Wright’s work, family, friends, and the major events that shaped his career. Over 1,000 stunning color photographs include interior and exterior shots of his most acclaimed architectural masterpieces
It does feel comprehensive, with a paragraph on each of the homes he designed. There are about 15 photos that fill the page and another 15 that cover both facing pages. There is a key system for the listings, Buildings: Private, Religious, Corporate, Public, Commercial, or Civic. And keys for Textile Block, Solar Hemicycle, Usonian, Prairie, Demolished, Planned/never built, Remodeled/altered/reconstructed, Exposed concrete black, Desert rubblestone, General information. Once you get it down it does help identify these various categories more readily. There’s a 56-page Chronology listing in the back that uses the key code plus distinguishes between houses built and plans or projects as well as some small photos.
The information is comprehensive without being very in-depth while also being quite interesting. Twenty-two structures do go into detail with about 4 to 10 pages each and numerous photos and extensive information. It really is an enjoyable book.
Categories: Arts – Architecture
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN 10: 1571451870
ISBN 13: 9781571451873