Herbert Johnson, grandson of the founder of the SC Johnson Company, turned his corporation's fortunes around during the Depression by developing a highly successful self-polishing floor wax; in 1936 he sought out a suitable architect to design a worker-friendly new office building for the burgeoning business. The result was Frank Lloyd Wright's innovative brick and glass Administration Building and later Research Tower, which both became national landmarks. The American Institute of Architects designated the Johnson Wax Administration Building and Tower as two of 17 buildings by Wright considered to be of eminent architectural importance to American culture. This book provides a thorough examination and account of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most popular buildings. The comprehensive and expert text, relating the commissions to their historical periods; the needs of the client in conjunction with the employees; and then Wright's body of work as a whole, is combined with specially commissioned colour photography and specially prepared drawings.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd