Frank Lloyd Wright: Hometown Architect Book by Patrick F Cannon
Frank Lloyd Wright: Hometown Architect Book by Patrick F Cannon. Hardback with dust jacket and 144 pages with more than 90 full-colour and black-and-white images. Size of book: 8¾" x 8¾"
The Chicago suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest are a mecca for Frank Lloyd Wright scholars and enthusiasts. Nowhere else can one visit so many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and experience the architect's Prairie-style philosophy so fully. This 'Hometown Architect' book presents twenty-seven Wright homes and Unity Temple documenting one of the architect's most influential periods of his career. The last chapter surveys eight lost altered and possibly Wright" homes. More than ninety photographs of the buildings' exteriors and interiors are accompanied by descriptive captions while introductory text to each chapter details the story behind each commission addressing Wright's relationships with his clients the importance of each building in Wright's oeuvre and the characteristics that make each house unique. The endpapers of this book feature a map locating all the sites discussed.
Author: Patrick F. Cannon. Published in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Smyth-sewn case bound book with dust jacket.