A true milestone in the history of contemporary architecture: the creator of buildings renowned all over the world.
The work of Frank Lloyd Wright represents a true milestone in the history of contemporary architecture. Initially an advocate of the spirit of the “frontier” in his prolific production of single-family homes, the “prairie houses”, his love of oriental art led to a personal synthesis of formal abstraction and the motifs of the Japanese tradition, as seen in the monumental Imperial Hotel of Tokyo. The pursuit of a native architecture also led to radical renewal, especially in the use of materials, culminating in the very famous Fallingwater House. Alongside the private homes, he also constructed important public facilities like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of New York, with its characteristic internal spiral structure. The volume illustrates the architect’s work through a fine section of essays and a monumental selection of images, including photographs and original drawings.