Book “50 Lessons To Learn From Frank Lloyd Wright”


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50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright
Authors Aaron Betsky and Gideon Fink Shapiro, Photographs by Andrew Pielage

This book begins with a simple question; What lessons can designers today learn from Frank Lloyd Wright? The book aims to reveal some of the design tools Wright used to create exceptional architecture, interiors, and landscapes — and how we may glean insight from an American master and find inspiration for the thoughtful design of our own homes. Architecture experts Aaron Betsky and Gideon Fink Shapiro photographer and Andrew Pielage, share fifty lessons, or “learning points,” with an eye to Wright-designed houses and interiors, ranging from “Let Nature Inspire You,” “Screen, Don’t Close,” and “Embroider Rooms with Textiles,” to “Look to Asia,” “Design for Resilience” and “Balance the Whole. “Each lesson is accompanied by color photographs, original Wright drawings, newly commissioned diagrams, thoughtful analysis by the authors, and pearls of wisdom gathered from the master’s trove of writings on architecture and design.

About The Author
Aaron Betsky is a critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and author of more than a dozen books. He is director of Architecture & Design at Virginia Tech. Previously, he was dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and, after independence, president of the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Gideon Fink Shapiro is an architecture and design writer based in New York and co-author of The New Residential Colleges at Yale: A Conversation Across Time. Andrew Pielage is an internationally published architectural and travel photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona, on a mission to photograph all remaining Frank Lloyd Wright designs. His work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic Traveler and Vanity Fair.

Publish Date: April 13, 2021
Format: Hardcover
Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 7 x 1”
Pages: 248
Price: $32.50

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Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 2 in


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