Architecture

50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

Ideas, inspirations and principles from the legendary American architect.

50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright presents the work and imaginings of this beloved architect in an accessible and compelling form. Here we may glean insight from an American master and find inspiration for the thoughtful design of our own homes. By means of succinct examples, pithy texts, and rich visuals, the authors share fifty lessons, or "learning points," with an eye to Wright-designed houses and interiors, ranging from "Inspired by Nature," "Make a Room Flexible with Screens," and "Creating Liveable Interiors with Textiles," to "Learning from the East," "Green Design" and "Seeking Harmony and Balance." Each lesson is accompanied by pearls of wisdom gathered from the master's trove of writings on architecture and design.

This gorgeously designed volume offers an informal and yet richly detailed introduction to a seminal figure of architecture, world-famous for his romantic Fallingwater and magical Guggenheim Museum, and will be of much interest to the budding architecture enthusiast, to the interior designer, to those seeking ideas for their onw homes, as well as to fans Frank Lloyd Wright looking for just the right book. Included are color photographs, drawings, quotations from the writings, as well as newly commissioned diagrams and thoughtful analysis by the authors.

About The Author

Aaron Betsky is a critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and author of more than a dozen books. He has served as dean of the School of Architecture at Taliesin.
Gideon Fink Shapiro is an architecture and design writer based in New York and coauthor of The New Residential Colleges at Yale: A Conversation Across Time.
Andrew Pielage is a photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. His work has been published widely in such publications as Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, and others.

  • Publish Date: March 16, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Individual Architects & Firms - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 7
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $32.50
  • CDN Price: $43.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6536-9

Author Bookshelf: Aaron Betsky