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Frank Lloyd Wright Interiors & Furniture


This definitive visual record features a cross-section of Wright's freestanding and built-in furniture. Heinz's introduction precedes a chronological tour through Wright's houses with several buildings explored in depth, including the Susan Lawrence Dana House, the Ward Willits House, and the later, more expansive, Barnsdall House. His 'Usonian' period is examined together with the fabrics, rugs and colours which Wright worked on concurrently.
Summary: Excellent examples of Wrights work
Rating: 5


I've always admired Wrights work and bought this book to make furniture inspired by his designs
Summary: The Finest Book on Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture
Rating: 5


This is the finest book on Frank Lloyd Wright furniture. As the owner of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1901 E. Arthur Davenport and a Restoration Architect, I have extensively researched Wright's furniture and books on the topic. This large format comprehensive book is a compendium of great FLW furniture with beautiful period and contemporary photographs. The accompanying text is well researched and very informative. Highly recommended.
Summary: THE definitive work on Wright's Furniutre!
Rating: 5

Frank Lloyd Wright began designing furniture over 100 years ago and yet this is the only comprehensive book on his 75 years of work. The book offers contemporary and historical views of many Wright interiors featuring the furniture in the original context for the most part. Much of this furniture has now been removed from the houses. Several of these pieces are on view in museums but much of it went into private collections.


The range of views of the furniture is unique to the kind of book that Heinz has become well-known for. He finds views that can show features and arrangements of parts that other photographers seem to be blind to. When Heinz includes more than one example of a chair, either by using two chairs of the same design but faced front and side, or by including several designs [as in the Dana House] or with the designs of others [with Mackintosh, Stickley and the Greene brothers] they tell more than any text or caption could.


The large page format is also helpful in showing the detail of each example. The types of wood and grain directions as well as finishes and textures assists in the analysis of the work. Heinz even goes outside the title definition of the book and includes associated examples of Wright's work as the chapter on rugs and textiles shows well. This may be the only concentration of Wright's textile designs. This is refreshing, to see the originals. in light of the "interpretations" that are now in the marketplace confusing the issue and the real genius of Wright's work. Interiors and Furniutre is a great companion book to Heinz's Glass Art which was issued at the same time and by the same publisher as this volume. This will be the definitive work for many years to come. 

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