- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd (6 Nov. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785510568
- ISBN-13: 978-1785510564
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.7 x 25.7 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,671,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House: At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Dec 2016
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About the Author
Linda DeBerry is Senior Copy Editor and Publications Manager at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Additional authors are Robin Groesbeck, Director of Exhibitions and Interpretive Presentations; and Dylan Turk, Curatorial Assistant.
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However this book reads like a booklet produced for a museum a highly glossy overview. It covers the face value of the building , with some really nice photographs and 3 drawings - a ground level 3d rendering, a basic GF plan, an original GF plan blueprint, a GF plan sketch plan - thats it - NO upper floor plan, sections, elevations, detail drawing or the like - which I found disappointing.
There are 5 photos of the original construction, 5 photos of the deconstruction, 7 photos of the reconstruction onto the new site and 31 photos of the finished building in its new setting.
There is in interesting chapter on the commissioning owners, and a a chapter on the subsequent owners, including the restoration work by the architect/owners - who ought to be commended for their preservation efforts.
Given that this building was fully documented by the restoring Architects, I was hoping for a lot more drawings, more details about the design and how it follows FLW organic principles, in particular his unit selection - how the proportions are developed from this. Maybe the restoration Architects need to produce a more detailed book.
I gave 3 stars because it is a high quality production - but lack any real detail of the actual buildings construction. Its a nice addition to my FLW collection.