The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
A Complete CatalogBook - 1978
The first edition of this book was widely recognized for the unique service it performs. The review in the AIA Journalstated, "Here is the whole Frank Lloyd Wright catalog--not another thematic discourse, limited period or subject evaluation, art-book photo collection or the like, but an ambitious compilation of every built project designed by FLW, which has been needed for over a decade." Progressive Architecturesummarized the book's program and plan as follows: "This work is the only publication that documents allof the buildings designed by Wright. It also offers a short commentary on each building and a picture of each extant structure and, incidentally, includes over 100 buildings that have never before appeared in print. For each building, a unique name (usually the name of the original client) and a catalog number are assigned, and the date of conception and the location are given. The text describes methods and materials of construction, identifies the basic plan, and provides other information that serves to place the building in its context or to relate it to other buildings." And the book was welcomed in the nonarchitectural press as well: "William Allin Storrer has done for Frank Lloyd Wright admirers what Wright himself did for architecture. Storrer has put together a complete listing with drawings and photographs of every structure Wright was known to have designed or assisted in designing.... It is a remarkable collection that will become as timeless as the work of perhaps the greatest architect in history." --The Cleveland Press "...an indispensable book.... The foreword to the book was written by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and is an eloquent tribute to the lasting value and importance of Storrer's work." --Choice Henry-Russell Hitchcock, in the course of his appraisal, observes that "however thoroughly one may previously have known the work of Wright over the years--and I have had some familiarity with his work for forty years--there are innumerable surprises here, not merely as regards the work since the last war, never before brought together, but even for the early decades, the 'classic' years of the Prairie house before World War I and the less productive years that immediately followed." This second edition replaces a number of photographs with new ones that show the buildings to better effect. In addition, corrections have been made in the text, and factual information that has come to light since the original publication in 1974 has been incorporated. The indexes have also been usefully expanded.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1978
Edition: 2d ed
Characteristics: ca. 500 p. : ill. ; 21 cm