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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Rooms: Interiors and Decorative Arts

Foreword by David A. Hanks, Photographed by Alan Weintraub, Text by Margo Stipe

  • October 21, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 11 x 11
  • $75.00
  • $75.00
  • 978-0-8478-4342-8

About This Book

INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 BRONZE Winner for Architecture

An invitation into the evocative, human-scaled, and artful interiors designed by Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Rooms presents the warm interior spaces and exceptional design work of this beloved American master. Wright was an early proponent of "total design." Unsatisfied with what was available in designing a given space or home, he invented what was needed, developing a language of architectural detail and styling that is unique and which extended to the tables, bookcases, easy chairs, sofas, and cabinets; to rugs and murals; to stonework; to stained glass "light screens," which served as windows, doors, and room partitions; and lighting. This approach was manifested distinctly in each of his residential projects. This book offers the reader an immersion into this work by means of extraordinary artful detail in intimately explored rooms and spaces. From the Oak Park Home and Studio in Illinois to the majestically appointed Darwin D. Martin House with its abundance of art glass, including Wright’s famous "Tree of Life" and "Wisteria" designs, this luxurious volume ranges over the whole of Wright’s oeuvre. It highlights a number of Wright masterpieces, including Hollyhock House, the mysterious Aztec-like home and arts complex built on a hill in Los Angeles; the Dana House, with its luminous "butterfly" transom glass; and the fabled living room at Fallingwater.

About the Author

Margo Stipe is curator and registrar of collections at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, and the author of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Interactive Portfolio. Alan Weintraub is a widely published architectural photographer whose books include Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses and Frank Lloyd Wright American Master. David A. Hanks is the author of the seminal 1979 volume The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Reviews

  • “Frank Lloyd Wright: The Rooms presents the warm interior spaces and exceptional design work of this beloved American master. The book offers the reader an immersion into this work by means of extraordinary artful detail in intimately explored rooms and spaces. From the Oak Park Home and Studio in Illinois to the majestically appointed Darwin D. Martin House with its abundance of art glass, including Wright’s famous "Tree of Life" and "Wisteria" designs, this volume ranges over the whole of Wright’s oeuvre...” –Editor at Large

    "...Sophisticated volume, sure to enthrall architectural aficionados and casual enthusiasts alike..." –Bask

    “...his book goes to show Wright was just as concerned with the interiors of his designs as he was the outside. Frank Lloyd Wright The Rooms gives us a look inside the fabled homes he designed and shows us how he designed what he felt was needed when he couldn’t find it. From furniture to lighting and windows, Wright designed all of it. This book takes us on a journey through Wright’s work from the living room of Fallingwater to Hollyhock House in Los Angeles" –Tabulous Design
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