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Frank Lloyd Wright in the Realm of Ideas Paperback – 31 Dec 1988

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[In] this handsome volume . . . words and images form a sweeping panorama of [Wright s] belief that organic architecture should undergird individual freedom and democracy, wedding nature to technology. "Publishers" "Weekly""

About the Author

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer is Director of Archives of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Mr. Pfeiffer is editor and author of many books about Frank Lloyd Wright, including "Letters to Apprentices, Letters to Architects, Letters to Clients, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Guggenheim Correspondence, "and "Treasures of Taliesin."

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4.0 out of 5 stars A fine large FLW picture and drawing book, not spectacular, not bad. 1 April 2007
By Chris bct - Published on
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Mine has the same cover, same dimensions as listed and same BN number but only 191 pages. There's only one page I can find that takes up the full size of the page. There's several that go full to the top or across without filling the entire page and another batch that shrink the border of white paper edging with fairly large size photos. There's a dozen black and white photos, all in the back and all either of FLW or family member or some furnishings and glass as well as another 5 or so black and white photos of various buildings throughout the book. Compared to most large books of FLW's work, this one has more pages of text only than any I've seen, 65 pages. That text reads like an architectural textbook might though I did find it interesting but not as informative and as many nuggets of info about the buildings and projects as I have found in most other large FLW picture books.

There's 60 pages of architectural drawings. They are almost all not too light which is sometimes the case in some FLW books. I'm a big fan of his drawings and am happy to have them here. Most of the pages with drawings show 2 drawings per page. The author was involved in at least one FLW project and describes his participation in the project. The Johnson Research Tower is shown under construction. I do not often find many photos of his buildings under construction.

Overall, I'm certainly glad to own this book. Partly due to its size, partly due to all the well presented drawings and partly because a number of the photos are not standard photos found in several other large FLW books. A lot of unique angles of his various buildings. And, if one can obtain this at a discounted price, I would welcome into any FLW picture book collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wright is an Architectual Genius. 11 May 2001
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In this book, Wright expounds upon his innovative and groundbreaking ideas about architecture - specifically, that architecture should be organic in nature. Spanning his entire career, including blueprints and sketches for buildings never constructed, In the Realm of Ideas give anyone with even a passing interest in architecture the grounds to understand the architectural revolution that occurred in the early part of the 20th century. Wright was an integral part of that revolution; he stood at the center. In the Realm of Ideas provides his thoughts and reflections on the nature of architecture, something we all should consider in today's world of chrome and glass buildings that jab at the sky and crowd the center of our cities.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 July 2014
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All Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer books are worth having for your collection.
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