Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois

Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois
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Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois
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By Patrick F. Cannon
Photography by James Caulfield
Introduction by Paul Kruty

Published in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 144 pages with more than 90 full-color and black-and-white images.

Size: 8¾ x 8¾ inches

ISBN 9780764937460

Product Description

Oak Park and River Forest are a mecca for Wright scholars and enthusiasts. Nowhere else can one visit so many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and experience the architect's Prairie-style philosophy so fully. Hometown Architect is a thorough chronicle of that experience. Even if you have not had the good fortune to see these houses firsthand, the textual and photographic tours comprising this book will make you feel as though you have.

Hometown Architect presents twenty-seven Wright homes, and Unity Temple, documenting one of the architect's most influential periods of his career. The last chapter surveys eight "lost, altered, and possibly Wright" homes. More than ninety photographs of the buildings' exteriors and interiors are accompanied by descriptive captions, while introductory text to each chapter details the story behind each commission, addressing Wright's relationships with his clients, the importance of each building in Wright's oeuvre, and the characteristics that make each house unique. The endpapers of this book feature a map locating all the sites discussed.

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About the Author

PATRICK F. CANNON has had a long career as a publicist, journalist, and editor. He is the author of Louis Sullivan: Creating a New American Architecture (A192), Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place (A172), Prairie Metropolis: Chicago and the Birth of a New American Home (A151), and Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois (A118), all published by Pomegranate.

About the Photographer

JAMES CAULFIELD has been a commercial and advertising photographer for more than twenty-five years. His studio is a state-of-the-art natural-light production facility in downtown Chicago. His work is also featured in the books Louis Sullivan (A192), Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple (A172), Prairie Metropolis (A151), and Hometown Architect (A118).