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'Total work of art': Taschen's single volume Frank Lloyd Wright monograph

<p>FLW used to be a mainstay of the architectural publishing industry. In the pre-digital era, before the monograph became the calling card of the emerging practice and not a studious look back at a lengthy career, the most popular architect in the &lsquo;design&rsquo; section was the irascible, foppish, arrogant but eternally creative <a rel="nofollow">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>, a man whose career spanned seven decades and over 500 buildings.<br /> <br /> Wright&rsquo;s enduring popularity is down to many factors, his quality of work notwithstanding. He was a skilled self-publicist, the author of many books. He cultured a guru-like following amongst his staff and students, especially at the Taliesin schools he established. His &lsquo;total work of art&rsquo; approach extended down to the smallest detail, creating houses of such visual richness, craftsmanship and invention that they stand apart from the art movements that may or may not have influenced them. And his presentation was second to none. In addition to 500 completed works, there were as many unbuilt, all surviving in the characteristically beautiful drawings and watercolours that he used to seduce clients and historians alike.<br /> <br /> Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer is our era&rsquo;s pre-eminent Wright specialist, having begun his career as Wright&rsquo;s apprentice. Now archives director at Taliesin West, he has access to hundreds of thousands of documents, allowing this monograph to be a masterful summation of FLW&rsquo;s long career.

¡Feliz Cumpleaños Frank Lloyd Wright!

“Todo gran arquitecto es -necesariamente- un gran poeta. Debe ser un intérprete original de su tiempo, momento y era”

Sin duda, Frank Lloyd Wright es el Arquitecto norteamericano más importante conocido hasta ahora y uno de los personajes más grande de la arquitectura del sigo XX. Nacido un día 8 de Junio de 1867, hoy cumpliría 146 años y en honor a su figura quisimos recordar un poco de su historia y arquitectura.

Wright estudió ingeniería en la Universidad de Wisconsin, ya que en aquel entonces la carrera de arquitectura no existía. Antes de formar su propia oficina, Wright trabajó durante 6 años junto a Louis Sullivan, considerado el primer arquitecto norteamericano moderno. Tiene más de 500 obras construidas durante su carrera y es actualmente un referente obligado de estudio para las cientos de escuelas de arquitectura de todo el mundo.

Frank Lloyd Wright archives to join Columbia and MOMA collections

The vast archives of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) have been jointly acquired by the Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and will become part of their permanent collections

Entrevista: César Pelli para Taller 9

© María Belén Sepúlveda

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Desde Argentina, la revista digital de arquitectura, arte y diseño Taller 9 ha querido compartir con nosotros la entrevista que le hicieron al reconocido arquitecto argentino César Pelli, autor de numerosos rascacielos alrededor del mundo, entre las cuales se encuentran las Torres Petronas en Kuala Lumpur, la Torre de Cristal en Madrid y la torre Costanera Center, actualmente en Construcción en Chile.

La entrevista abarca desde sus tiempos de estudiante hasta hoy en día con preguntas como ¿Qué pensabas de la arquitectura cuando eras estudiante? ¿Cómo evolucionó esa idea?¿Cuáles son sus premisas a la hora de diseñar un edificio?, ¿Por qué nunca volviste a Argentina?. Para saber que respondió Pelli sigue leyendo…

Three Little Pigs - An Architectural Tale

"Three Little Pigs - An Architectural Tale" is inspired by the architecture of Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Publisher: Abrams Books.

Mid-Century Modern America: 10 Classic Houses for the Ages

[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

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Icons of midcentury modern design by the likes of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen and Marcel Breuer still stand across America, showing off the simplicity, clean lines and extensive use of glass the style is known for. Many are so perfectly preserved they’ve become actual museum exhibits, while others have been well-loved and lived in over the decades or restored after falling into ruin. These 10 examples represent some of the most famous midcentury modern homes in the country, as well as a few hidden gems.

Chicago Opens Its Doors

For lovers of the history of architecture, there's no better U.S. city than Chicago, with its stunning collection of landmark buildings by Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and others. For years, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has offered guided tours—on foot and by boat—of the city's architectural gems. But, surprisingly, there’s never been an annual Open House weekend in the Windy City. That's about to change.

Festejando a Frank Lloyd Wright

"El mejor arquitecto estadounidense de todos los tiempos", Frank Lloyd Wright, nació hace 146 años. Uno de los grandes de la arquitectura de todos los tiempos, su obra ha sido inspiradores generacione...