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The Resource On Frank Lloyd Wright's concrete adobe : Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest, Donald Leslie Johnson, University of South Australia, Adelaide

On Frank Lloyd Wright's concrete adobe : Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest, Donald Leslie Johnson, University of South Australia, Adelaide

Label
On Frank Lloyd Wright's concrete adobe : Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest
Title
On Frank Lloyd Wright's concrete adobe
Title remainder
Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest
Statement of responsibility
Donald Leslie Johnson, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the period of 1919-1925, Frank Lloyd Wright worked on five houses and a kindergarten in the metropolitan Los Angeles area using concrete blocks as the main building material. These have variously been described as being 'uniquely molded', 'woven like textile fabric' and it was perceived as a groundbreaking, modern or unprecedented construction process. There were moments when Frank Lloyd Wright himself claimed to have invented this system. Many have attempted to uphold his claim, while others said he borrowed from ancient buildings. For the first time, this book brings together Wright's declarations, the assertive support by others and the accuracy of inferences in order to determine the correctness of these claims. It tests their veracity including the possibility of feigned, imagined or made-up stories presented as proof. It examines technical developments for concrete blocks, both by Wright and others, before his experiences in Los Angeles began in 1919. It also analyses the manner of Wright's design process, as well as relevant pictorial and textual documents and a study of those extant buildings. The book provides a unique, in-depth and critical analysis of Wright's concrete block houses, set within their historical, biographical and theoretical contexts. In particular, it shows the full impact upon Wright of his contemporaries, architects Irving Gill and Rudolph Schindler. In doing so, it allows a full appreciation of Wright's, Gill's and Schindler's buildings beyond their architectonic and experiential qualities
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Johnson, Donald Leslie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.W7
LC item number
J65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in architecture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Gill, Irving
  • Schindler, R. M.
  • Concrete houses
  • Concrete masonry
  • Concrete blocks
Label
On Frank Lloyd Wright's concrete adobe : Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest, Donald Leslie Johnson, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
855362246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781409428176
Lccn
2013003632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855362246
Label
On Frank Lloyd Wright's concrete adobe : Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest, Donald Leslie Johnson, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
855362246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781409428176
Lccn
2013003632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855362246

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