Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings (Hardback)
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Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 30/11/2014
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The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright are not immune to the social and environmental forces that affect all architecture. Because of the popular recognition and historical significance of his work, however, the stakes are unusually high when his buildings are modified in any way. Any additions or changes must meet the highest standards; how exactly this can be achieved is the debate that fuels this compelling new book. The essays collected here are authored by many of the top professionals in the fields of architecture and preservation. Some of the contributors worked directly on the buildings discussed and provide invaluable firsthand accounts of these projects. This is the most thorough discussion of modifying Wright's works published to date and a fascinating commentary on preserving our architectural legacy.

Contributors:Richard Longstreth on additions to historic buildings, de Teel Patterson Tiller on design in historic districts, Sidney K. Robinson on Taliesin, Anne Biebel and Mary Keiran Murphy on the Hillside School, Mark Hertzberg on the S. C. Johnson Administration Building, Dale Allen Gyure on Florida Southern College, Neil Levine on the Guggenheim Museum, Scott W. Perkins on the Price Tower, Tom Kubala on the First Unitarian Meeting House, Eric Jackson-Forsberg on the Darwin Martin House, Lynda S. Waggoner on Fallingwater, Patrick J. Mahoney on Graycliff, Thomas Templeton Taylor on the Westcott House.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813935430
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 229 x 203 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Additions to buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright threaten their integrity, yet such changes are often necessary to support ongoing uses that keep those buildings alive. To my knowledge, there has never been a major publication addressing this issue, as it relates specifically to Wright, until this book.

--David G. De Long, University of Pennsylvania, author of Auldbrass: Frank Lloyd Wright's Southern Plantation

This book is composed of a series of fascinating case studies related to the relationship of old and new design within the context of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. As time passes buildings inevitably face new challenges and expectations. How do we meet these needs, while respecting and preserving the essential character of place? Given their insight and scope, these essays should be of central interest, not just to students of Wright, but to anyone involved in the rehabilitation and expanded reuse of important historic structures.

--Kenneth Breisch, University of Southern California

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