9780711229679

The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright

  • ISBN 13:

    9780711229679

  • ISBN 10:

    0711229678

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 03/01/2009
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln

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Summary

The product of extended visits to properties associated with Wright, and extensive interviews with surviving colleagues and students, this is the first book in full colour to focus on Wright's four most famous residential landscapes - his first home and studio at Oak Park, Illinois; his magnificent 3,000 acre summer home Taliesin, Wisconsin; his 600-acre winter home Taliesin West, Arizona; and Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, the commission that made him world famous.This book also explores the source of Wright's inspiration in Japanese and Mayan landscapes and his appreciation of the stone meeting circles and naturalistic prairie plantings of the great landscape architect Jens Jensen.Two final chapters offer planting plans for a prairie-style and a desert-style garden inspired by Wright's designs.Publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's death.

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