If youve ever wanted to step inside a house designed by frank Lloyd Wright or if youve ever dreamed of living in one The Wright Style offers the next best thing: an extraordinary look inside dozens of Wrights incomparable houses, all of them filled with countless inspiring ideas from Americas favorite architect.
From pure Wright houses to homes where his decorative magic has been mixed with related styles, the book captures the essence of the architects timeless designs the spaces, the textures, the colors, the light, the furniture, the special features that all say Frank Lloyd Wright. As the magnificent houses here show, each of Wrights buildings was a complex composition of many interrelated elements; he regarded them as symphonies. Wright designed not just the shell, but everything inside as well: furniture, skylights, art glass windows, light fixtures, textiles, carpets, wall murals, decorative accessories, even the landscaping.
Illustrating how Wright affected and inspired other houses, The Wright Style also presents interpretations of Wrights principles by some of his followers and apprentices providing a guided walk through a century of his unsurpassed influence on design. And for those who love Wright but who cannot live in complete, authentic rooms or purchase antique Wright furnishings, the books catalogue of products makes it possible at least to bring a touch of the Wright style home.
Wrights ideas have so permeated our architectural world that we have lost track of the source, writes author Carla Lind. His open floor plans led to family rooms, kitchens open to living areas, indoor spaces open to outdoor living spaces, garden rooms, decks, and carports. His use of glass opened window walls and brought generous amounts of light and inspiring vistas into rooms. He altered Americas collective subconscious. By bringing together many elements and inspirations, most neither new nor original, he was able to synthesize fresh new forms that reflected the character of the nation.
The first book to highlight Frank Lloyd Wrights extraordinary contributions to interior design, The Wright Style opens the doors to more than 40 houses designed by Wright and his followers and includes an illustrated catalogue of sources for the furniture, rugs, wallpaper, lighting fixtures, textiles, and accessories shown. Over 250 photographs, most in full color.