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Title Studies and Executed Buildings
Subject Architecture--Designs and plans; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Creator Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Description In 1910-11 the distinguished German architectural publisher Ernst Wasmuth issued a pair of elegant folios covering the work of Frank Lloyd Wright to that date. Among the most important architectural manifestoes of the twentieth century, the 'Wasmuth folios' had enormous influence on the architects of the day, and have since become world famous and highly prized by collectors, scholars, and followers of Wright's career. The first of these folios, a selection of presentation and working drawings of both executed and unexecuted designs, and a catalogue raisonné, includes Wright's own introduction and comments on each project. The buildings of these years were those of the Oak Park period, roughly 1893-1910, the years perhaps most crucial to Wright's development, in which the principles of design and innovations with which he is identified were first realized, and in which some of his most famous buildings were created.
Contributors Ernst Wasmuth (Firm)
Date 1910
Type Text
Language eng
Coverage Time: 1910
Rights Management J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Ken Rockwell
Call Number NA737.W7 A28
ARK ark:/87278/s6vd6wdt
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2005-03-11
Date Modified 2018-03-13
ID 204508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vd6wdt

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Title Page 002
Subject Frank Lloyd Wright; architects; architecture
Creator Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Description FLORENCE, ITALY, June, 1910. S INCE a previous article, written in an endeavor to state the nature of the faith and practice fashioning this work, I have had the privilege of studying the work of that splendid group of Florentine sculptors and painters and architects, and the sculptor- painters and painter-sculptors, who were also architects: Giotto, Masaccio, Man- tepna, Amolfo, Pisano. Brunelleschi, and Bramante, Sansovino and Angelo, No line was drawn between the arts and .their epoch. Somzof the sculpture is good painting: most of the painting is good sculpture; and in both lie the patterns of archi- tecture. Where this confusion is not a blending of these arts, it is as amazing as it is unfortunate. To attempt to classify the works severely as pure painting, pure sculpture, or oure architecture would`be auite imuossible, if it were desirable for educational uurooses. `But be this as it may, what ihese men of Florence absorbed from their Greek, Byzantine and Roman forbears, they bequeathed to Europe as the kernel of the Renaissance; and this, if we deduct the Gothic influence of the Middle Ages, has constituted the soul of the Aca- demic fine arts on the Continent. From these Italian flames were 1iQhted mvriads of French. German and English lights that flourished, flickered feebly for aTime, and soon smoulderdd in the sensuality-and extravagance of later periods, until they were extinguished in banal architecture like the Rococo, or in nondescript structures such as the Louvre. This applies to those buildings which were more or less """"professional"""" embodiments of a strivinpr for the beautiful. those buildinQs which were """"Qood school"""" nerformances. which sough: consciously to be. beautiful. NGertheless, here a; elsewhere, ;he true basis for anv serious studv of the art of architecture is in those indigenous structures, the more humble buildings e;erywhere, which are to architecture what Folk-lore is to literature or folk-songs are to music, and with which architects were seldom concerned. In the aggregate of these lie the traits that make them characteristically German or Italian, French, Dutch, English or Spanish in nature, as the case may be. The traits of these structures are national, of the soil; and, though often slight, their virtue is intimately interrelated with environment and with the habits of life of the people. Their functions are truthfully con- ceived, and rendered directly with natural feeling. They are always instructive and often beautiful. So, underlying the ambitious and self-conscious blossoms of the human soul, the expressions of d4Maryolatry,"""" or adoration of divinity, or cringing to temporal power, there
Publisher Ernst Wasmuth
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Relation is part of: Wasmuth Portfolio vol.
Coverage time:1910
Rights Management http://rightsstatements.org/page/CNE/1.0/
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks
Digitization Specifications Scanned with a Leica S1 Pro digital scanning camera using a Hasselblad CFi 50mm F/4 lens. Exposure at f/8. Lighting provided by Kaiser Softlite ProVision 6x55W flourescent 5400K daylight lights. Files saved as uncompressed TIFF at 5000x 3200 pixels and converted to 500 X N pixel JPEG 2000 images for web presentation.
Call Number NA737.W7 A28
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2005-03-11
Date Modified 2005-03-11
ID 204488
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vd6wdt/204488