Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the great masters of modern architecture. His career spanned over 60 years, and his unique stylistic invention kept ahead of any ephemeral fashion. This definitive monograph provides an unparalleled account of Wright's momentous career. It explores the key themes in Wright's work, and presents the consistent qualities that underlie all of his designs. The themes of space and spatial experience are examined, together with a discussion of construction and Wright's search for what he termed the nature of materials. The relationship between his architecture and the landscape is also explored with rigour. This book includes an extensive selection of archival drawings and photographs; clear, redrawn plans and detail drawings; and beautiful specially-commissioned, colour photographs. It also features a complete list of Wright's buildings and projects compiled by the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.
Towards an American architecture; tradition and innovation in the early work; the development of the prairie house; the introverted public space; the extroverted house; the courtyard dwelling; the courtyard public space; the concrete block house; the cantilevered tower; the anchored dwelling; the inhabited landscape and the disappearing city; the Usonian house; the sacred space of work; the sacred space of worship; the sacred space of art; integration and disintegration in the late work conclusion.