Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Architecture as Portraiture

ISBN-10: 1568984197
ISBN-13: 9781568984193
Edition: 2004
Authors: Jack Quinan
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Description: The Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest and most important masterpieces. Built in the prairie style, this large residential complex was designed, landscaped, and extensively furnished by the  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 7.86" wide x 10.36" long x 1.09" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

The Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest and most important masterpieces. Built in the prairie style, this large residential complex was designed, landscaped, and extensively furnished by the architect. The history of its creation, recorded in over 400 letters exchanged between Wright and Martin, forms a fascinating biography not only of the house but of its architect and client. In this detailed account of the Martin House commission, Quinan mines the Wright-Martin correspondence, along with the physical artifacts and architectural remains of the house, which is currently under restoration, to investigate Wright's often-made claim that his buildings "portray" their clients. The author presents an account of one of Wright's greatest works of "architecture as portraiture" that lends new insight into the ambitions and working methods of this much-studied architect. Frank Lloyd Wright aficionados will join architects, preservationists, and fans of biography in appreciating the fresh perspective Quinan brings to our understanding of this great American architect and this exceptional house.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Darwin D. Martin
The Barton House : testing the waters
The Martin House : designing a domestic symphony
Constructing the Martin House
The Tout ensemble
Architecture as portraiture

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