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An Organic Architecture
An Organic Architecture

An Organic Architecture


96 Pages, 7.75 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781848222328

Rights: US & CA

Lund Humphries (May 2017)

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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.

Author Biography

Frank Lloyd Wright (8 June 1867 - 9 April 1959) was a visionary American architect, writer and educator, who has been recognized 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.