MODERN ARCHITECTURE Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930 By FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT / Princeton Monographs in Art and Archaeology

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd; New Introduction By Neil Levine / Princeton Monographs in Art and Archaeology

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, 115 pages, looks new, ---"Modern Architecture is a landmark text--the first book in which America's greatest architect put forth the principles of a fundamentally new, organic architecture that would reject the trappings of historical styles while avoiding the geometric abstraction of the machine aesthetic advocated by contemporary European modernists. One of the most important documents in the development of modern architecture and the career of Frank Lloyd Wright, Modern Architecture is a provocative and profound polemic against America's architectural eclecticism, commercial skyscrapers, and misguided urban planning. The book is also a work of savvy self-promotion, in which Wright not only advanced his own concept of an organic architecture but also framed it as having anticipated by decades--and bettered--what he saw as the reductive modernism of his European counterparts. Based on the 1931 original, for which Wright supplied the cover illustration, this beautiful edition includes a new introduction that puts Modern Architecture in its broader architectural, historical, and intellectual context for the first time. ---The subjects of these lively lectures--from "Machinery, Materials and Men" to "The Tyranny of the Skyscraper" and "The City"--move from a general statement of the conditions of modern culture to particular applications in the fields of architecture and urbanism at ever broadening scales. Wright's vision in Modern Architecture is ultimately to equate the truly modern with romanticism, imagination, beauty, and nature--all of which he connects with an underlying sense of American democratic freedom and individualism"---, contents are: INTRODUCTION; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1: MACHINERY, MATERIALS AND MEN; CHAPTER 2: STYLE IN INDUSTRY; CHAPTER 3: THE PASSING OF THE CORNICE; CHAPTER 4: THE CARDBOARD HOUSE; CHAPTER 5: THE TYRANNY OF THE SKYSCRAPER; CHAPTER 6: THE CITY, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: MODERN ARCHITECTURE Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930 By FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT / Princeton Monographs in Art and Archaeology

Author Name: Wright, Frank Lloyd; New Introduction By Neil Levine / Princeton Monographs in Art and Archaeology

Illustrator: Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Art (assumed)

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton, NJ / Oxford, UK: Published for The Department of art and Archaeology of Princeton University / Princeton University Press, 2008, 1st Edition Thus ( Facsimile of the 1931 Edition ), First Printing: 2008

ISBN Number: 0691129371

ISBN Number 13: 9780691129372

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

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Keywords: MODERN ARCHITECTURE Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930 By FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT / Princeton Monographs in Art and Archaeology