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Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin building : myth and fact /
Jack Quinan.
New York, N.Y. : Architectural History Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1987.
xiv, 189 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. --
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New York, N.Y. : Architectural History Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1987.
general note
Includes index.
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Rueter copy: With dust jacket. With the bookplate of Thomas Schweitzer.
catalogue key
Bibliography: p. [169]-186.
Gift; Thomas Schweitzer; 2016; RB331016.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-04:
This is an excellent study of an important early building by Frank Lloyd Wright: the Larkin Office Building of 1904 in Buffalo, New York. The best recent scholarship on Wright's work consists of monographic studies of individual commissions, and this book is no exception. Based on previously unpublished documents (included in appendixes), on rare photographs (nicely reproduced), and a critical reevaluation of familiar material, Quinan provides the most complete and perceptive description available of the Larkin Building, which was razed during the 1950s. He places the building in the context of the history of the Larkin Company as well as that of Wright's career. This is a significant addition to the Wright literature because it fills a gap in our knowledge of his early nondomestic work. The ideal complement to this book is Jonathan Lipman's recent study of Wright's other important office building: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Buildings (CH, Oct '86). Recommended for college, university, and public libraries.-D.P. Doordan, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Choice, April 1988
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