This book assembles the most important works from Frank Lloyd Wright's (1867-1959) extensive, paradigm-shifting oeuvre into one authoritative overview of America's most famous architect. The study is based on the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona and spans the length and breadth of his projects, both realized and unrealized, from Wright's early Prairie Houses, through the Usonian concept home, epitomized by Fallingwater, the Tokyo years, his progressive living architecture buildings, right through to later schemes like the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and fantastic visions for a better tomorrow in the living city.
Wright's buildings are at once unmistakably individual, and evocative of an entire era. Notable for their exceptional understanding of an organic environment, as well as for their use of steel and glass to revolutionize the interface of indoor and outdoor, Wright's designs helped announce the age of modernity, as much as they secured his own name in the annals of architectural genius.
The author - Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer - served as Wright's apprentice during the 50s and discusses recent research on Wright and giving his own insights on these game-changing buildings.