Wright Style

Wright Style

Author: Carla Lind

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671749590

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

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A celebration of Wright's contributions to interior design presents photographs of the interiors of Wright's many houses and explores the work of his apprentices

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Robert McCarter

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861892683

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

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Kenneth Bendiner journeys from the Renaissance to the present day—through the works of artists from Rembrandt to Manet to Warhol—to make the case that, though understudied, paintings of food are so important that they should be considered a separate classification of art, a genre unto themselves.

Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities

Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities

Author: Donald Leslie Johnson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317133186

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities examines Wright's belief that all aspects of human life must embrace and celebrate an aesthetic experience that would thereby lead to necessary social reforms. Inherent in the theory was a belief that reform of nineteenth-century gluttony should include a contemporary interpretation of its material presence, its bulk and space, its architectural landscape. This book analyzes Wright's innovative, profound theory of architecture that drew upon geometry and notions of pure design and the indigenous as put into practice. It outlines the design methodology that he applied to domestic and non-domestic buildings and presents reasons for the recognition of two Wright Styles and a Wright School. The book also studies how his design method was applied to city planning and implications of historical and theoretical contexts of the period that surely influenced all of Wright's community and city planning.

The Evolutionary Philosophy of Chauncey Wright

The Evolutionary Philosophy of Chauncey Wright

Author: Chauncey Wright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855068494

Category: Science

Page: 430

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'The Wright volumes look like an excellent contribution. It makes me realize again how sad it is that he did not leave more than he did. He was such a seminal figure and contributed so much by way of his reflections on science and evolution in particular as well as the role he played in the origins of pragmatism. It will be good to have the essays in one place and to see what is in the letters. Volume 3 also looks good, as it has the best interpreters and critics of the period covered.' --Professor Barbara MacKinnon In an era when American higher education was dominated by theologians and idealists, Chauncey Wright (1830-75) pioneered the cause of natural evolution and scientific empiricism. C. S. Peirce admired Wright's sheer intellect as superior to his own and to that of William James. Charles Darwin respected a mind 'so clear' that he asked him to develop a theory of the genesis of intelligence. Wright's response to this and other challenges solidifies his legacy as the first American philosopher of science. To understand the universe and our place in it, he argues, we must appeal not to theology or 'cosmic' philosophy but to scientific laws of nature. Consciousness is not an occult power, but a tool organisms utilize for adaptability and survival. Philosophy is suited to the moral and aesthetic realm, where Wright anticipates pragmatism in holding that values develop in effective social practices. Regrettably, Wright's brilliance was not vested in his temperament, and his early death at age forty-five leaves a scattering of suggestive essays but no developed system. Still, his ideas have a strikingly modern tone that establishes their relevance to later developments in evolutionary theory, pragmatism, and the philosophy of science. This 3-volume collection gathers Wright's Philosophical Discussions and Letters, each featuring a biographical sketch, with a third, reset volume of reviews and tributes, including contributions by John Fiske, C. S. Peirce, Joseph Blau and Gail Kennedy. The set is edited and introduced by Wright scholar Frank X. Ryan, with an additional introduction by prominent Wright expert Edward H. Madden. This significant collection: --provides a historical record of the development of scientific thought in America --recovers the central figure in the path from Darwin to American Evolutionism --identifies an important influence upon the foundations of pragmatism --examines a source of contemporary issues in the philosophy of cognition --foreshadows the development of utilitarian, naturalistic and pragmatic ethics in America

Frank Lloyd Wright Versus America

Frank Lloyd Wright Versus America

Author: Donald Leslie Johnson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262600226

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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For his critics and biographers, the 1930s have always been the most challenging period of Frank Lloyd Wright's career. This fresh account by Donald Johnson, the first to make use of the architect's long-inaccessible archives at Taliesin West, is also the first to provide a balanced evaluation of Wright in the 1930s. It separates Wright's design activities from his self-promotion and places his philosophy of individualism within the context of the times.

Frank Lloyd Wright in New York

Frank Lloyd Wright in New York

Author: Jane King Hession

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423601017

Category: Architecture

Page: 174

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One of the world's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, and one of the world's greatest cities, New York, once dynamically coexisted. Authors Jane Hession and Debra Pickrel explore the fascinating contradiction between Wright's often-voiced disdain of New York and his pride and pleasure in living in one of the city's great landmarks: the Plaza Hotel.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Meryle Secrest

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226744140

Category: Architecture

Page: 660

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Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends are explored in this evocative biography. Secrest had unprecedented access to an extensive archive of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings and books. "Secrest's achievement is to etch Wright's character in sharp relief. . . . (She) presents Wright in his every guise".--Blair Kamin, "Chicago Tribune". 121 photos.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Houses

Author: Carla Lind

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 1566409977

Category: Architecture

Page: 68

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Hugging the ground, with low, sheltering roofs and spacious interiors, Wright's Prairie houses have long been favorites among his hundreds of buildings. This book details the origins of the style, showing typical features and furnishings, and walks readers through ten of the most fascinating examples.

Wright on Exhibit

Wright on Exhibit

Author: Kathryn Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691246413

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

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The first history of Frank Lloyd Wright's exhibitions of his own work—a practice central to his career More than one hundred exhibitions of Frank Lloyd Wright's work were mounted between 1894 and his death in 1959. Wright organized the majority of these exhibitions himself and viewed them as crucial to his self-presentation as his extensive writings. He used them to promote his designs, appeal to new viewers, and persuade his detractors. Wright on Exhibit presents the first history of this neglected aspect of the architect’s influential career. Drawing extensively from Wright’s unpublished correspondence, Kathryn Smith challenges the preconceived notion of Wright as a self-promoter who displayed his work in search of money, clients, and fame. She shows how he was an artist-architect projecting an avant-garde program, an innovator who expanded the palette of installation design as technology evolved, and a social activist driven to revolutionize society through design. While Wright’s earliest exhibitions were largely for other architects, by the 1930s he was creating public installations intended to inspire debate and change public perceptions about architecture. The nature of his exhibitions expanded with the times beyond models, drawings, and photographs to include more immersive tools such as slides, film, and even a full-scale structure built especially for his 1953 retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum. Placing Wright’s exhibitions side by side with his writings, Smith shows how integral these exhibitions were to his vision and sheds light on the broader discourse concerning architecture and modernism during the first half of the twentieth century. Wright on Exhibit features color renderings, photos, and plans, as well as a checklist of exhibitions and an illustrated catalog of extant and lost models made under Wright’s supervision.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan

Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan

Author: Kevin Nute

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415232694

Category: Architecture

Page: 260

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Looks at Wright's formal and philosophical debt to Japanese art and architecture. Eight areas of influence are examined in detail, from Japanese prints to specific individuals and publications, and are illustrated with text and drawn analyses.

Close-Up View of Froebel’s Kindergarten with Frank Lloyd Wright at the Drawing Table

Close-Up View of Froebel’s Kindergarten with Frank Lloyd Wright at the Drawing Table

Author: Wally Rogers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503581807

Category: Education

Page: 1056

View: 685

Unparalleled account of two astute thinkers – German Friedrich Froebel and American Frank Lloyd Wright – about an intertwined connection between a captivating school-master and a tenacious master-architect. An in-depth examination of how children learn coupled with what Wright learned in Froebel’s Kindergarten and how he applied it at the drawing table. Appropriate for parents, caretakers and educators of children and young people up through college age; and academic scholars and avid practitioners who advocate for the preservation of Wright’s legacy. Narrative transcends years of commonplace thinking and practices founded upon an unrivaled method that accurately led to patterns of lovely shapes and magnificent angles, the bedrock of Froebel’s historical kindergarten and Wright’s timeless architecture.

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Manner of Thought

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Manner of Thought

Author: Jerome Klinkowitz

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299301446

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

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An iconic figure in American culture, Frank Lloyd Wright is famous throughout the world. Although his achievements in architecture are stunning, it is his importance in cultural history, Jerome Klinkowitz contends, that makes Wright the object of such avid and continuing interest. Designing more than just buildings, Wright offered a concept for living that still influences how people conduct their lives today. Wright's innovations in architecture have been widely studied, but this is the most comprehensive and sustained treatment of his thought. Klinkowitz presents a critical biography driven by the architect's own work and intellectual growth, focusing on the evolution of Wright's thinking and writings from his first public addresses in 1894 to his last essay in 1959. Did Wright reject all of Victorian thinking about the home, or do his attentions to a minister's sermon on "the house beautiful" deserve closer attention? Was Wright echoing the Transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, or was he more in step with the philosophy of William James? Did he reject the Arts and Crafts movement, or repurpose its beliefs and practices for new times? And, what can be said of his deep dissatisfaction with architectural concepts of his own era, the dominant modernism that became the International Style? Even the strongest advocates of Frank Lloyd Wright have been puzzled by his objections to so much that characterized the twentieth century, from ideas for building to styles of living. In Frank Lloyd Wright and His Manner of Thought, Klinkowitz, a widely published authority on twentieth-century literature, thought, and culture, examines the full extent of Wright's books, essays, and lectures to show how he emerged from the nineteenth century to anticipate the twenty-first. Outstanding Book, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Reviewers