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eBook In the Nature of Materials: Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1887-1941 ePub

by Henry-Russell Hitchcock

  • ISBN: 0856740195
  • Category: Decorative Arts and Design
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Henry-Russell Hitchcock
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Trewin Copplestone Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (May 1973)
  • Pages: 143
  • ePub book: 1916 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1603 kb
  • Other: lit azw lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 951

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Henry-Russell Hitchcock. This is the definitive study of Frank Lloyd Wright and his work, an eloquent summation of an outstanding career that spanned nearly seventy years of American architectural history.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock (Author). It is necessary to supplement this book with those which describe his life and philosphies in more detail to get the most out of "In The Nature of Materials

Henry-Russell Hitchcock (Author). It is necessary to supplement this book with those which describe his life and philosphies in more detail to get the most out of "In The Nature of Materials. The second half of the book features photo examples of each step, and these are amply referred to by number in the text so you can easily refer to them.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock was born in Boston and educated at Middlesex School .

Henry-Russell Hitchcock was born in Boston and educated at Middlesex School and Harvard University, receiving his . Hitchcock, Henry Russell, American Architectural Books: A List of Books, Portfolios, and Pamphlets on Architecture and Related Subjects published in America before 1895, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 1962. Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, In the Nature of Materials, 1887-1941: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York 1942; Da Capo Press, New York 1975 (paperback), ISBN 0-306-80019-5.

Nature of Materials : The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941 Hitchcock was an admirer of Wright and he brought out this book at a time.

In the Nature of Materials : The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941. by Henry-Russell Hitchcock. H R H 's book is the essential guide to Wright's formative years as he developed and modified his architectural idiom in Chicagoland and further a field. It represents a chronological overview of Wright's output in what has come to be known as the Prairie Style, when the Oak Park studio was gracing the world with innovative designs that still seem ahead of their time. Hitchcock was an admirer of Wright and he brought out this book at a time when Wright's star was enjoying a second advent.

Journal of the American Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 3 No. 4, Oc. 1943 (pp. 51-52) DOI: 1. 307/901124. This is a PDF-only article. The first page of the PDF of this article appears above.

HITCHCOCK, Henry-Russell. Published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1942. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society. Visit Seller's Storefront. Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock, American educator, architectural historian.

The years 1887-1941 were vital ones in American architecture, and they spanned the life and career of Frank Lloyd .

The years 1887-1941 were vital ones in American architecture, and they spanned the life and career of Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a companion volume to his autobiography, and covers his work, in descriptive and analytical text and photographs. From the Chicago architecture of the '80's to the progress of depression years and the current revival, this survey includes the characteristic projects of varied architectural facets, and serves as a virtual history of the whole period, from the prairie houses to the Taliesin period

Comments

Jwalextell Jwalextell
A seminal work on the greatest architect of the past two centuries, bar none. While I know that I sound partisan, or chauvinistic or whatever, I DON't CARE. Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the many gifts the USA have given to civilization and one of its shiniest. HR Hitchcock was (or is?) one of Wright's best critics. Highly recommended: essential for those who WANT to KNOW, as well as for those who do
Kizshura Kizshura
I felt this was an interesting review of Wright's transition from Adler & Sullivan, the Prarie homes through the Usonian years. It is necessary to supplement this book with those which describe his life and philosphies in more detail to get the most out of "In The Nature of Materials." This is mostly a chronological review of how his home and commercial designs, concepts and use of materials matured over his working life. The second half of the book features photo examples of each step, and these are amply referred to by number in the text so you can easily refer to them. I enjoyed this book a great deal and recommend it for those who want more than just a Wright picture book.
Goltigor Goltigor
H R H 's book is the essential guide to Wright's formative years as he developed and modified his architectural idiom in Chicagoland and further a field. It represents a chronological overview of Wright's output in what has come to be known as the Prairie Style, when the Oak Park studio was gracing the world with innovative designs that still seem ahead of their time.

Hitchcock was an admirer of Wright and he brought out this book at a time when Wright's star was enjoying a second advent. Even so Wrights' 1940s-1950s resurgence is spottily represented in this volume; so, do not expect to find many of the later works.

But don't let that bother you. Take time to read and enjoy what is still the best guide to this portion of Wright's oeuvre.

One caveat. The book is in black and white, so you will want to find more recent volumes of color photographs to help expand your appreciation of Wright's aesthetic. He had an impeccable gift for tonality and this cannot be communicated in black and white.