The "father of skyscrapers", Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), was an architect of hope. Wanting to provide the right architectural setting for the cultured American middle class, he applied his idealism to buildings across the continent, from single-family homes and churches to offices and skyscrapers to the acclaimed Guggenheim Museum.
Wright's work is characterized above all by its philanthropy and harmony with the environment. He exemplified this philosophy, which he called organic architecture, in Fallingwater, a home in rural Pennsylvania that the American Institute of Architects has called "the finest work of American architecture ever made." Wright's trademarks also include the use of industrial materials and the simple T or L plan of his Prairie House, which became a prototype of rural building throughout the United States. Wright also often took care of the interior design of his buildings (e.g. furniture or stained glass elements), paying special attention to the balance between individual needs and community concerns.
This volume traces Wright's quest to improve American society through architecture. It provides a succinct introduction to his response, both technological and romantic, to the practical challenges of middle-class American life.
| Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer|
| Size: 26.2 x 21.2 x 1.5 cm|
Number of pages: 96 p.
|Binding: Hard Binding|
|Release year : 2019|
Sicheres & bequemes bezahlen
Morocco at heart.
Soft hills, warmth of the sun, silence, in the distance you can hear the sheep, on the hills the carpets are spread out to dry, colored surfaces in the otherwise so calm landscape. This image presents itself to the viewer when visiting the carpet regions of Morocco.
Each piece is unique
Each of our carpets, be it made to measure or a one-off, is made by hand in Morocco. Each piece is unique. Great designers such as Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames or Alvar Aalto have already appreciated the simplicity and coziness of the hand-knotted masterpieces and have used them in their projects and living spaces. There is not only a lot of wool in one square meter of carpet, but also a lot of skill, time and dedication of the weavers from the Atlas Mountains. After the knotting process, the rugs are combed clean, washed and sheared several times before they are ready for the living room. In every carpet that we are allowed to deliver to our customers there is a piece of Morocco with its very own history