The Resource Wright in Hollywood : visions of a new architecture, Robert L. Sweeney ; with a foreword by David G. De Long

Wright in Hollywood : visions of a new architecture, Robert L. Sweeney ; with a foreword by David G. De Long

Label
Wright in Hollywood : visions of a new architecture
Title
Wright in Hollywood
Title remainder
visions of a new architecture
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Sweeney ; with a foreword by David G. De Long
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Wright in Hollywood, Visions of a New Architecture is the first book to examine a pivotal aspect of Frank Lloyd Wright's career: the so-called textile block system, which he pursued with a sense of mission between 1922 and 1932. Wright began the experiment in southern California, where four houses were built, but he soon demonstrated that the system was capable of a more universal application
  • Robert L. Sweeney explores the system's ramifications in each of approximately thirty projects envisioned by Wright, describing the formal and technological evolution that occurred. Though certainly form was the architect's primary concern, he began with structure, working with a sure hand toward a system of construction in which concrete block functioned in every situation. The process of simplification extended to the forms of the buildings as well
  • The early, exotic projects, described by Wright himself as "California-Romanza," gave way to designs that seem to acknowledge Wright's awareness of European modernism, which had developed simultaneously
  • The textile block system analyzed here continues Wright's exploration of what David De Long describes as "his sweeping view of a landscape as unified by architecture." They show Wright "reexamining his work at every possible level, as if he were questioning his own formulation of the world's first, truly modern architecture."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweeney, Robert L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.W7
LC item number
S94 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Modular coordination (Architecture)
  • Concrete construction
  • Concrete blocks
  • Coordination modulaire (Architecture)
  • Construction en béton
  • Blocs en béton
  • Architecture
  • Concrete blocks
  • Concrete construction
  • Modular coordination (Architecture)
  • Architektur
Label
Wright in Hollywood : visions of a new architecture, Robert L. Sweeney ; with a foreword by David G. De Long
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / David G. De Long -- Ch. 1. Visions of a New Architecture -- Ch. 2. The Block System Emerges -- Ch. 3. Improvements and Changes in Block Technique -- Ch. 4. Lingering and New Prospects -- Ch. 5. Renewal: The Arizona Desert -- Ch. 6. Protecting and Adding to La Miniatura -- Ch. 7. Coda: Answering the International Style -- Ch. 8. Sources -- Ch. 9. With Hindsight
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780262193375
Lccn
93025104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28214043
  • (OCoLC)ocm28214043
Label
Wright in Hollywood : visions of a new architecture, Robert L. Sweeney ; with a foreword by David G. De Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / David G. De Long -- Ch. 1. Visions of a New Architecture -- Ch. 2. The Block System Emerges -- Ch. 3. Improvements and Changes in Block Technique -- Ch. 4. Lingering and New Prospects -- Ch. 5. Renewal: The Arizona Desert -- Ch. 6. Protecting and Adding to La Miniatura -- Ch. 7. Coda: Answering the International Style -- Ch. 8. Sources -- Ch. 9. With Hindsight
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780262193375
Lccn
93025104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28214043
  • (OCoLC)ocm28214043

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