The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: David A. Hanks,Frank Lloyd Wright,Renwick Gallery

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486407302

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Determined to create a completely integrated environment, Wright designed not only buildings, but furnishings, fixtures, appliances, decorative items and more. Noted architectural and design authority David Hanks has provided an informative, insightful text, along with over 200 line drawings and photos. 219 black-and-white illus. 24 in full color. New preface by the author.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass & Lightscreens

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 1586858432

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 6137

In captivating color photography and well-researched commentary, Tom Heinz captures the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright's genius and his fascination with the interplay of light and shadow in an exquisite representation of Frank Lloyd Wright's lighting treatments. Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass & Lightscreens features not only Wright's iridescent stained glass but a sweeping range of his "lightscreens," Wright's term for his designs that capture the essence of both light and shadow. These screens were not intended to obscure the window view but to modify and focus it through framing. Wright's abstraction of patterns and geometry from nature--plants and flowers--resulted in imaginative stained-glass designs. While he is best known for his stained glass set in metal frames, he also created screens in cut wood, concrete, and terra-cotta. Thomas A. Heinz, AIA, has been involved with the restoration of more than forty Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and is the author of twenty books on Wright. He is also coauthor with Randell L. Makinson and principal photographer for Greene and Greene: The Blacker House and Greene and Greene Creating a Style. He lives in Mettawa, Illinois.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Daniel Treiber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783764319663

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

View: 375

In this monograph on the varied, remarkable and unusual work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Treiber sets out to trace the great metaphors of this original art of construction. This is an indispensable tool for anyone who wishes to find out about the architecture of the 20th century and about one of its most exeptional and topical masters. Spon's ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION presents the work of historic and contemporary masters of architecture in clear, well-illustrated text accessible to non-specialists. This appealing series of monographs, now available in English, is launched by books on two great historic figures of the century, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe and two award-winning contemporary architects, Sir Norman Foster and Alvaro Siza.

A history of interior design

Author: John F. Pile

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694186

Category: Interior architecture

Page: 464

View: 9745

Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.

The New Stained Glass

Techniques, Projects, Patterns, Designs

Author: George Shannon,Pat Torlen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781895569803

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2693

“Well-illustrated...techniques, equipment and safety are all covered in detail...a good addition.”—Library Journal. “More than 20 patterns...illustrated with color photographs. ...Designs are simple, ranging from flowers, to art deco-type angles.”—Booklist.

Frank Lloyd Wright Glass Art

Author: Thomas A. Heinz

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781854902955

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 7799

This lavishly illustrated book devotes itself to Wright's formidable contribution to the medium and features a number of powerful two-dimensional graphic designs and a number of three-dimensional units. Stained glass in the USA as well as the technical aspects of glass making are discussed. The majority of his work in glass was concentrated into the first decade of the 20th century when Wright abandoned old-fashioned stained glass windows and began experimenting with light screens of concrete developing into wood fretwork and glass block and tubing.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House

The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

Author: Donald Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140261

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

View: 721

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.

Great American Artists for Kids

Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Kim Solga

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607269

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 3443

75 great American masters are introduced through open-ended quality art activities allowing kids to explore great art styles from colonial times to the present. Each child-tested art activity presents a biography, full color artwork, and techniques covering painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Special art options for very young children are included. Many great artists will be familiar names, like Cassatt, Warhol, and O'Keeffe. Other names will be new to some, like Asawa, Smithson, and Magee. Each featured artist has a style that is interesting to children, with a life history that will entertain and inspire them. Sample of some of the artists and companion activities: Andy Warhol - Package Design Bev Doolittle - Camouflage Draw Dale Chihuly - Pool Spheres Maya Lin - Memorial Plaque Jasper Johns - Encaustic Flag Joseph Raffael - Shiny Diptych Roy Lichtenstein - Comic Sounds Thomas Jefferson - Clay Keystone Edward Hopper - Wash Over Grant Wood - Gothic Paste-Up Wolf Kahn - Layered Pastel Jackson Pollock - Great Action Art Mary Cassatt - Back-Draw Monoprint Louis Comfort Tiffany - Bright Windows Hans Hofmann - Energetic Color Blocks Rube Goldberg - Contraption Georgia O'Keeffe - Paint with Distance 2009 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

Die Frauen

Roman

Author: Tom Coraghessan Boyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423213844

Category:

Page: 556

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Das Leben, das Universum und der ganze Rest

Band 3 der fünfbändigen »Intergalaktischen Trilogie«

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993592

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8011

Infolge einer Reihe von atemberaubenden Katastrophen findet sich Arthur Dent überraschenderweise in einer schrecklich primitiven Höhle auf der prähistorischen Erde wieder. Am richtigen Ort, nur leider zur falschen Zeit, und die Zeit ist schließlich der ungeeignetste Ort, an dem man verloren gehen kann. Um wieder zurück in die Weiten der Galaxis zu gelangen, sind er und Ford Prefect angewiesen auf Slartibartfass. Doch als Arthur einen intergalaktischen Krieg unterbinden soll und den Freunden allmählich klar wird, in welche Abenteuer sie sich da gestürzt haben, wünschen sie sich wieder zurück in ihre Steinzeithöhle. Der dritte Band der inter-galaktischen Kult-Serie »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Art Glass of the Martin House Complex

Author: Eric Jackson-Forsberg

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764951503

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 5027

The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology.

Wright

Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822827574

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 2697

The Wright idea "The interior space itself is the reality of the building." - Frank Lloyd Wright Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly made use of them to build private homes. His prairie house concept--that of a low, sprawling home based upon a simple L or T figure--was the driving force behind some of his most famous houses and became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright`s designs for office and public buildings were equally groundbreaking and unique. From Fallingwater to New York`s Guggenheim Museum, his works are among the most famous in the history of architecture. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

Prairie Designs for Stained Glass Windows

48 Original Designs

Author: Alex Spatz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964159709

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 37

View: 5098

"Prairie Designs for Stained Glass Windows" is a book of 56 original designs by Alex Spatz in the Prairie School of design, which was started by Frank Lloyd Wright. It has designs in circles, rectangles and free-form shapes, in varying complexities for hobbyists of different levels.