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Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob (Hardback)
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Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob (Hardback)

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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 31/05/2000
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This is a thorough guide to the design and history of "Kentuck", a splendid mountain house in Southwestern Pennsylvania designed in 1953-1954 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Inspired by Fallingwater, the famous house only seven miles away that Wright designed above the waterfalls of Bear Run, local businessman I.N. Hagan and his wife, Bernardine, commissioned the 86-year-old Wright to design this home. Kentuck, constructed on an isolated knoll, or knob, is now owned by Lord Palumbo of London and is open for public tours. This vivid account offers a straightforward story of how the house came to be, detailing the complexities faced by the Hagans - from difficulties in dealing with Wright to topographical errors and the unresolved issues in the plans. Despite the many problems they encountered, the Hagans and their contractor managed to construct a building of great beauty, dignity and serenity. More than 60 photographs, drawings and diagrams accompany a detailed descriptive text to illustrate how the peculiarities of the plan, based on the equilateral triangle, resulted in a house that generates countless vistas, indoors and out, and spatial effects of great charm and intimacy.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822941194
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 200 x 200 x 13 mm


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"[This book] vividly recounts the story of how the house came to be, detailing the many complexities faced by the Hagans-- from the delights and difficulties in with Wright to the problems with topography, architectural plans, and the siting of the mountain retreat."
--Pennsylvania Heritage

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