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Introduction; large, high-quality photos with commentary; criticism; recommended books and web sites.

Kentuck Knob: Near Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob is a smaller personal home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that's worth a visit while you're in the area.

Recommended Books:

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright by Robert McCarter

Editorial Review from Amazon.com: Of all the books that have appeared in the last 10 years on Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture, this is the one that will last. It is in all ways comprehensive: its text is as organized and complete as a set of blueprints; its striking pictures of projects as small as the modest Usonian houses or as grand as the Guggenheim Museum are arranged in order by the visual information they reveal about each project; and even its copyediting is noticeably coherent, with dates just where one expects such details to be, in the first picture captions for each project. The book as a whole is so carefully conceived that, reading it, one knows exactly where to look for any particular bit of history. And while, for casual readers, the essays may offer too much to digest at first, Robert McCarter's prose is agile and passionate. "Wright understood buildings to be the background or framework for human existence," he writes. "Architecture gave dignity to daily life." --Margaret Moorman
Editorial Review from House & Garden: By explaining Wright's complex geometry in the clearest language (a new tack for architecture criticism), McCarter amply repays a "debt of love."

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks by David Larkin (Editor), Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer.

Editorial Review Excerpt From Booklist: Wright has been the subject of numerous books, illustrative and historical, popular and scholarly, but Larkin and Pfeiffer have still succeeded in creating something fresh and exciting. This handsome volume presents brand-new photographs of and lucid critical commentary on 38 of Wright's most significant buildings.... The process of design for each masterwork is documented from Wright's earliest conceptual sketches to his polished drawings, which are works of art in their own right. Some black-and-white photographs of buildings under construction are provided, but the book's strongest visual components are the grand color photographs. The shots were composed to capture the unique aesthetic of each structure's exterior and interior, from its orientation to the land to its elegant decorative detail and dramatic use of natural light. A liberal sampling of excerpts from Wright's writings and correspondence adds to this volume's authority and value. --Donna Seaman

Frank Lloyd Wright Companion

A Frank Lloyd Wright Companion by William Allin Storrer.

Editorial Review Excerpt From Booklist: Wright expert Storrer has compiled the definitive Wright reference book. His splendid descriptive volume covers more than 450 buildings designed by master architect Wright between 1886 and 1959. Storrer documents each structure with plans, drawings, photographs, and commentary. Each presentation is both complete and concise, following each stage of Wright's aesthetic development, each leap of his imagination, and each instance of technical innovation. The surprisingly fluid text includes anecdotes about the circumstances leading up to important commissions and pithy discussions of the personalities and motivations of Wright's often unusual clients.

Lost Wright

Lost Wright : Frank Lloyd Wright's Vanished Masterpieces by Carla Lind

Synopsis: The majestic Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, the stunning Midway Gardens in Chicago, and the innovative Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo, New York, are among the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces lost to us forever. With color photos, architectural illustrations, and black-and-white period photographs, Carla Lind gives these glorious works the attention they deserve. 150 photos.