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Organic Architecture : The Architecture of Democracy

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A reissue in the Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary year of the series of lectures which the celebrated American architect gave in London in 1939 and which outline his core philosophy of ‘organic architecture’.

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ISBN 9781848222328
Author

Lloyd Wright F

Publisher

Edition

1st

Binding

Hardback

Dimensions 20 × 28 cm

Description

In May 1939, the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited London and gave four lectures at the Royal Institute of British Architects. The meetings were hailed at the time as the most remarkable events of recent architectural affairs in England, and the lectures were published as ‘An Organic Architecture’ in September 1939 by Lund Humphries. The texts remain an important expression of the architect’s core philosophy and are being reissued now in a new edition to commemorate the 150th anniversary in 2017 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. In the lectures, Frank Lloyd Wright covers a wide range of topics including his Usonian houses, his visions for the future of cities both in North America and elsewhere, particularly in Britain, Taliesin and the Johnson Waxworks factory, the then-imminent Second World War, and the ‘Future’. In doing so, his charismatic, flamboyant character leaps to life from the pages, not to mention his hugely creative intelligence, making these essays very enjoyable and entertaining.This new edition includes an insightful new essay by esteemed architectural historian, Professor Andrew Saint, which sets the lectures within context and highlights their continued resonance and appeal.

About the author
Frank Lloyd Wright (8 June 1867 – 9 April 1959) was a visionary American architect, writer and educator, who has been recognised by the American Institute of Architects as ‘the Greatest American Architect of all time’. Professor Andrew Saint is General Editor of The Survey of London and an author whose most recent books are Richard Norman Shaw and Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry.

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