Wright in Racine

Wright in Racine

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Frank Lloyd Wright devoted his revolutionary creativity to refining his famed Prairie style, especially in Racine, Wisconsin, called qinvention cityq for all the innovative products developed there. After 1900, Racine witnessed the most significant stages of the architect's career. Award-winning photojournalist Mark Hertzberg, Director of Photography for the Racine Journal Times, presents a well-researched compendium of warm, lively and revealing anecdotes from people who lived in Wright's private homes and worked in his public buildings. Special attention is devoted to the SC Johnson Administration Building, the subsequent Research Tower, and the Wingspread residencea€”Wright's last and largest Prairie home and built in a unique pinwheel design. Other important commissions discussed and photographed include the Hardy and the Keland houses, the unrealized Roy Petersen House, the YWCA, and the airport lounge/cafAc project. Hertzberg also briefly discusses the Monolith and the Johnson homes, Wright's dreams for affordable housing.Written and photographed by Mark Hertzberg, with 63 color photographs and 8 architectural drawings and sketches.Donald Hoffmann discussed the relationship between Wrighta#39;s building and nature in Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture and Nature. ... Wrighta#39;s Prairie home designs broke down the rigid, formal interiors of conventional residential architecture.

Title:Wright in Racine
Author:Mark Hertzberg, Frank Lloyd Wright
Publisher:Pomegranate - 2004


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