viernes, 10 de febrero de 2012

#books #architecture | Frank Lloyd Wright : essential texts

Frank Lloyd Wright : essential texts / edited by Robert Twombly
W. W. Norton, New York [etc.] : 2009
303 p.
ISBN 9780393732610

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959.
Arquitectura -- Siglo XX.
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-72WRIGHT FRA
OPAC Millennium

The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology.Twenty-one carefully chosen selections from Wright’s extensive literary output span the important period between 1900 and the late 1930s, when the architect exerted a powerful influence on the developing modern movement. A concise biography, explanatory head notes, and a short annotated bibliography make this an ideal introduction for students. 25 illustrations.

As an alternative to an exhaustive anthology or excerpted writings of leading American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), Twombly (architectural history, City College of New York) has compiled a selection of 21 of his major statements in chronological order to enable students to trace the evolution of his thought. They range from "The American System of House Building" (1916) to his acceptance speech upon winning the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal (1949). The book includes a biographical introduction, explanatory notes, photos of his designs, and further reading.

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