Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building (Paperback)Jack Quinan (author)
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building has become an icon of modern architecture. And the fact that it was demolished only forty-six years after its 1904 completion makes Jack Quinan's study of the building - which housed a Buffalo, New York, soap company - all the more valuable. Quinan's history draws on engineering documents, personal accounts of the building, and other papers he acquired from the family of Darwin D. Martin, a Larkin executive who proposed commissioning Wright to design the company's offices. With access to these rare sources, Quinan reveals how a young Wright landed the commission and traces the evolution of his cutting-edge plans. Quinan then takes Wright studies to a new level, examining the Larkin Building as a structure at the center of economic and personal relationships. Illustrated with over one hundred photographs, floor plans, maps, and diagrams, "Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building" provides a concise but complete record of how the building was conceived, built, evaluated, and finally demolished in what has been called a tragic loss for American architecture.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 482 g
Dimensions: 23 x 22 x 1 mm
"Thoughtful and readable." - Paul Goldberger, New York Times Book Review"
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