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Wrightscapes - Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs


Wrightscapes - Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs
by Charles and Berdeana Aguar
Hardcover: 374 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (May 16, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0071377689
ISBN-13: 978-0071377683

Book Description - From Library Journal
Could there be anything more to say about the 20th century's
most written-about architect? Landscape architecture professor
Charles Aguar (Univ. of Georgia) and wife Berdeana find a
fresh perspective by examining Frank Lloyd Wright's work
through the eyes of environmentally conscious landscape
designers. Backed by a decade's fieldwork, interviews, and
archival sleuthing, the authors offer highly informed critiques
of 85 designs that span Wright's 70-year career. Familiar
buildings are seen in an entirely new light as the authors
scrutinize each structure's interrelationship with its grounds,
plantings, and "hardscape" the terraces, walls, and planters
Wright used to anchor his buildings to their settings. They
emphasize Wright's prescient advocacy of sound environmental
planning. Unfortunately, the Aguars' penchant for speculation
sometimes leads to head-scratching conclusions Wright as
feng-shui master? and the book's cramped typeface, eye-straining
illustrations, and perfunctory index detract from a text that
deserves much better presentation. However, by and large, this
lucid, solidly researched analysis will open new avenues of
appreciation and inquiry for Wright fans and scholars. Highly
recommended for academic and large public libraries, and wherever
there is an interest in green architecture and sustainable
landscapes. David Soltesz, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, OH
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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