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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frank Lloyd Wright  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin

-- Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation --
-- Frank Lloyd Wright, Wisconsin Historical Society --
-- Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust --
-- Wikipedia --
-- Frank Lloyd Wright on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Frank Lloyd Wright moved to Chicago in 1887 where he joined the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Within the year, he had left Silsbee to work for the firm of Adler & Sullivan as an apprentice to Louis Sullivan. In 1889, he married his first wife, Catherine Lee "Kitty" Tobin (1871-1959) and purchased land in Oak Park, Illinois. There, he built his first home and studio.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frank Lloyd Wright is considered to be one of the founders of modern architecture. He is regarded by many as the greatest arechitect of the twentieth century. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin but began his career in Chicago. Some of his most famous examples of architecture are located in the Midwest. Wright authored twenty books and numerous articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A testament by Frank Lloyd Wright
ISBN: 0517020734. OCLC Number: 901527751

Bramhall House,. .

An autobiography /
ISBN: 0764932438. OCLC Number: 64590957

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The iconic American architect describes his life, philosophy, and work; and discusses his childhood and family, apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, personal life, travels, and architectural achievements.

An organic architecture :
ISBN: 0262230445. OCLC Number: 562929

M.I.T. Press,. .

An organic architecture :
ISBN: 1848222327. OCLC Number: 972158522

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In May 1939, the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited London and gave four lectures at the Royal Institute of British Architects. The meetings were hailed at the time as the most remarkable events of recent architectural affairs in England, and the lectures were published as 'An Organic Architecture' in September 1939 by Lund Humphries. The texts remain an important expression of the architect's core philosophy and are being reissued now in a new edition to commemorate the 150th anniversary in 2017 of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth.--Dust jacket.

Architectural theory
ISBN: 9781405102599. OCLC Number: 57352756

Blackwell Pub.,. .

The present volume, which is the first of two, begins with theory in ancient and classical times and concludes in 1870--Page [xxiii]. [This volume], along with the forthcoming second volume, covering 1870 to 2000, is an indispensable reference for any student or scholar of architecture. Organized thematically, it features general and section introductions and headnotes to each essay written by a renowned expert on architectural theory--Back cover.

Frank Lloyd Wright collected writings
ISBN: 0847815463. OCLC Number: 24795185

Rizzoli ;. .

Genius and the mobocracy.
ISBN: 0818000228. OCLC Number: 161509

Horizon Press. .

Genius and the mobocracy.
ISBN: 0436582600. OCLC Number: 386941

Secker & Warburg. .

Modern architecture :
ISBN: 9780691129372. OCLC Number: 195748978

Princeton University Press,. .

The future of architecture
ISBN: 0452010187. OCLC Number: 832920797

Horizont Press. .

The Japanese print :
ISBN: 2252038675. OCLC Number: 819718263

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The influence that Japan - as well as its culture and architecture - exerted on the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is most evident in his own creations. Unlike his contemporaries in the United States who viewed European architecture as part of their heritage, Wright chose Japan and the Japanese culture as his aesthetic model. This influence was also reflected in his collections of art objects, sculptures and, above all, prints. In 1906, he displayed his ukiyo-e woodblock print collection at an exhibition of Hiroshige's works held at the Art Institute of Chicago. He had begun constituting the prints a year earlier, during his first trip to Japan. As one of the pioneer collectors of such works in the West, and an astute art dealer, he immediately developed an interpretive theory which he published exactly 100 years ago - The Japanese Print: An Interpretation. The book became a fundamental reference work for experts and amateurs of Japanese art and for anyone seriously striving to understand Wright's architecture.

The natural house
ISBN: 0452007968. OCLC Number: 263428773

New American Library,. .

The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright :
ISBN: 0818000031. OCLC Number: 287472

Horizon Press,. .