Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture and Space (Pelican Books, 1960) by Peter Blake is the third volume in a series of monographs on three masters of modern architecture (see the previous two volumes on Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe). The book gives an overview to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural development and career.
‘In this story’, as Frank Lloyd Wright once said, ‘I am God.’ As the lawgiver of modern architecture, he had been compared to Moses. This great pioneer, who was twenty years ahead of Europe, was perhaps the last of the true Americans. Taking his cues from Sullivan and the skyscrapers of the Chicago School, he introduced – with the horizontal lines of his Prairie house – a new domestic architecture for the wide lands. With his Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, which stood firm through the 1923 earthquake, and later with the unorthodox Johnson Wax building, he demonstrated an original genius for structure. In aesthetic terms few architects have known how to interlock spaces and masses with the kind of poetry he built into the Kaufmann house, above its waterfall, and few have come much nearer to ‘continuous, plastic structure’ than Wright did, when almost ninety, with the new Guggenheim Museum.
– Peter Blake, Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture and Space (Pelican Books, 1960), text from the back cover
The text is in English. The book has been illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
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