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Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City: A Catalogue of Buildings and Projects Hardcover – September 10, 2012

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Over a quarter of a century, Frank Lloyd Wright provided the city of Buffalo with a series of remarkable designs. These houses, commercial buildings, and unbuilt projects, devised between 1903 and 1929, link the architect's early Prairie period to his magnificent reaction to Modernism, exemplified by Fallingwater and the Johnson Wax Building. To convey this story, author Jack Quinan introduces a cast of characters linked by their association with the Larkin Company, the client that first drew Wright to New York State. Not long after sketches for a Larkin Administration Building had arrived in Buffalo, commissions for grand houses were whistling from Buffalo to Wright's studio in Oak Park, Illinois. An intimate bond united the architect and Darwin D. Martin, Wright's most fervent supporter at the Larkin Company. A reliable patron and close friend, Martin steered crucial jobs Wright's way and afforded him generous loans.

The Buffalo venture extended beyond the city limits, as clients from Buffalo moved, expanded their domestic vision to summer homes, or took on farflung projects. When the fortunes of the Larkin Company and its executives ebbed, Wright focused on new fields, in Arizona, California, and farther from home. But the traces of the Buffalo years may be seen in much of his subsequent work.

Drawing on materials from archives in California, Arizona, Washington, D.C., and New York, interviews conducted over several decades, and previous studies, State University of New York at Buffalo distinguished service professor Jack Quinan brings to light one of the most significant periods of Wright's long career. With more than 125 historical and contemporary photographs and architectural plans and drawings, "Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture" chronicles a little appreciated chapter in architectural history.

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JACK QUINAN is Senior Martin House Curator, a member of the Board of Directors of the Martin House Restoration Corporation, a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Art History at the University at Buffalo, and a founding member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. He is the author of Frank Lloyd Wrights Larkin Building: Myth and Fact (2006) and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House: Architecture as Portraiture (2004) and a contributor to Frank Lloyd Wright: Art Glass of the Martin House Complex (2009).
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Pomegranate; First Edition edition (September 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764962647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764962646
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,300,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Bruce M. Coleman on January 11, 2013
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Quinan is certainly the right person to provide the documentation and this is the best and, I believe, the only comprehensive look at every work that Wright engaged in in Buffalo. There are other books that deal with certain works in much more detail and Quinan provides a complete bibliography. If there are some shortcomings, it is the size of some of the drawings which makes them rather useless because it is impossible to study them closely and the nature of the text which is rather perfunctory and descriptive with little analysis.Still, it is the best general overview of a long and substantial body of work by Wright that is, for the most part, little known and underappreciated.
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Another well written book by author and architectural historian Jack Quinn. The vivid text, drawings and photiographs well describes the great buildings that Wright contributed to the Buffalo architectural landscape. The book was not only informative about the buildings, some of which have been lost, but it also gave a glimpse into the lives and personalities of the clients who made them possible.
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Superb book about the works of America's greatest architect in Buffalo or having a Buffalo connection. Highly detailed and deeply researched. It is more of a scholarly book than a coffee table book.
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