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The Resource Fallingwater, edited by Lynda Waggoner ; photographed by Christopher Little ; with essays by Rick Darke ... [et al.]

Fallingwater, edited by Lynda Waggoner ; photographed by Christopher Little ; with essays by Rick Darke ... [et al.]

Label
Fallingwater
Title
Fallingwater
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lynda Waggoner ; photographed by Christopher Little ; with essays by Rick Darke ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Built in 1936 by now legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright for clients Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann, Fallingwater is hailed internationally as a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture. A marvel of innovation and architectural daring, the house appears as if a part of the landscape, an outcropping of the western Pennsylvania wilderness. It seems to float over the rushing falls of Bear Run, upon the banks of which it is miraculously sited, like an impossible vision, a dream. Perhaps the most famous house constructed for a private individual, Fallingwater has since been entrusted to the stewardship of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and is visited annually by more than 150,000 visitors. In recent years recognized by the American Institute of Architects as the best work of American architecture of all time, there's no doubt as to the ongoing relevance of this important work by an American architectural giant. This landmark volume, published in association with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the house and is a major event in the story of this icon, with brand-new texts by leaders in the field on Fallingwater's history, structure, restoration, and collections. Destined to become the volume on the subject of this seminal monument, the book is a tribute to genius and the long-awaited reconsideration of this masterwork of world architecture
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
728.372
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fallingwater, edited by Lynda Waggoner ; photographed by Christopher Little ; with essays by Rick Darke ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "In association with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy."
  • "Published on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the construction of Fallingwater, the celebration of which will be marked by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy throughout 2011."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction / by Linda Waggoner -- Visiting Fallingwater : the director's tour / by Lynda Waggoner -- Kaufmann family letters : Edgar Kaufmann jr., Frank Lloyd Wright, and Fallingwater / by David G. De Long -- To hear Fallingwater is to see it in time / by Neil Levine -- Fallingwater's interiors : rustic elegance and flexible living / by Justin Gunther -- Fallingwater : integrated architecture's modern legacy and sustainable prospect / by John M. Reynolds -- Strengthening Fallingwater / by Robert Silman -- Wright in the woods : the nature of Fallingwater's landscape / by Rick Darke -- Appendix : Kaufmann essays
Control code
ocn651902041
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780847848478
Lccn
2010931544
Other control number
99943994870
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)651902041
Label
Fallingwater, edited by Lynda Waggoner ; photographed by Christopher Little ; with essays by Rick Darke ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • "In association with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy."
  • "Published on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the construction of Fallingwater, the celebration of which will be marked by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy throughout 2011."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction / by Linda Waggoner -- Visiting Fallingwater : the director's tour / by Lynda Waggoner -- Kaufmann family letters : Edgar Kaufmann jr., Frank Lloyd Wright, and Fallingwater / by David G. De Long -- To hear Fallingwater is to see it in time / by Neil Levine -- Fallingwater's interiors : rustic elegance and flexible living / by Justin Gunther -- Fallingwater : integrated architecture's modern legacy and sustainable prospect / by John M. Reynolds -- Strengthening Fallingwater / by Robert Silman -- Wright in the woods : the nature of Fallingwater's landscape / by Rick Darke -- Appendix : Kaufmann essays
Control code
ocn651902041
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780847848478
Lccn
2010931544
Other control number
99943994870
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)651902041

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