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Paul Ringstrom
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Fallingwater books

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Fallingwater by Lynda Waggoner
(revised and updated from her 1996 book with new photos)
https://is.gd/Vqgf26

Fallingwater: A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
https://is.gd/Q6ZuG9

Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House
by Franklin Toker
https://is.gd/eaTIDV

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
by Marc Harshman
https://is.gd/JWnUrF

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: The House and Its History
by Donald Hoffmann
https://is.gd/qjTG8g

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater: American Architecture in the Depression Era
by Catherine W Zipf
https://is.gd/55wFgf

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (Wright at a Glance Series)
by Carla Lind
https://is.gd/1GZYFG

Frank Lloyd Wright: Fallingwater (Global Architecture Traveler)
by Yukio Futagawa
https://is.gd/qkveSf

Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater
by Western Pennsylvania Conservacy
https://is.gd/Z2yAMK

Wright Studies, Volume Two: Fallingwater and Pittsburgh (Wright Studies, Volume 2)
by Professor Narciso G. Menocal
https://is.gd/eeP7Kp

Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright
by Peter Cook
https://is.gd/hJmLgc

Global Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Kaufmann House, "Fallingwater," Bear Run Pa. (1936)
by Paul Rudolph and Yukio Futagawa
https://is.gd/C5Qv2w

Let me know if I missed any.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Tom
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Re: Fallingwater books

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Cool
Couple of these I’ve never heard of that look interesting.
What’s the deal with the Phaidon paperback @ $955 ?!

SDR
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Re: Fallingwater books

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https://www.biblio.com/book/casa-sulla- ... /189166292

The earliest of the ones listed, dated 1965, a slender volume bound in rough cream cloth, many black-and-white and color photos. Texts by Bruno Zevi and Edgar Kaufmann, jr. Hopefully one could be found at a better price . . .

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Roderick Grant
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I bought my Casa Sulla for ~ $15.

It should be noted that this is not a stand-alone book(let). It is a ...
"Reprint from issue n. 82 (August 1962)
of the monthly review <<L'Architetura -
cronache e storia>> Bruno Zevi editor -
ETAS s.p.a. Publishing Co.
Via Mantegna, 6, Milano, (Italy)."

If you could find a shop of old magazines, "L'Architetura" was sold in the US at one time.


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Never heard of the McCarter book before.
It's described as being heavy on technical drawings.
Sheeze - where have I been!

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Re: Fallingwater books

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Bought the McCarter book on Abe for $7
Will review here when it arrives

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We have previously enjoyed a passionate slide lecture by Mr McCarter:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14040

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Tom
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The McCarter book is a large format slim volume.
McCarter's essay can be read in 30-45 min and it gives the conventional story with all the standard tales, yet breaks no new ground. However I did appreciate McCarters explaination of how Fallingwater fits into the larger body of Wright's work.

The book was "advertised" as heavy on technical drawings and explanations. This is simply not true.

Roderick Grant
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Re: Fallingwater books

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Robert McCarter also published a massive book (367 pp.) for Phaidon in 1997. It covers FLW's entire career, and it too is light on technical content. I haven't read it in years, but I was not impressed much by it. Geiger dismissed it out of hand.

Randolph C. Henning
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Re: Fallingwater books

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Another one to add - FALINGWATER EN PERSPECTIVA: Felix de la Concha Paints Frank Lloyd Wright's House on the Waterfall (Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 2011; exhibition catalogue)

SDR
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Re: Fallingwater books

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I wonder if any painter, illustrator, or graphic artist has ever done real justice to a Wright building.

Freehand painting of hard-edged geometric subjects, in perspective no less, is inherently illogical, not to say difficult and laborious to pull off. Many who work in this vein do so from photographs---a perfectly rational and effective means to an end. I guess the point of working from life would be to catch effects of light, nuances visible under certain circumstances and so forth; it is easy and rewarding to believe that intangibles---sounds, smells, feelings---can be captured by the inspired visual artist.

In any event, a productive compromise might be to prepare a scene on the canvas and even begin coloring it, before returning to the location and completing the work in situ. I think that's how I would want to proceed . . .

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Re: Fallingwater books

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I believe the Fallingwater paintings featured in this catalogue were done while the artist was "in residence," not remotely from photographs.

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"The Romantic Spirit," by Carol Bishop (Balcony Press 2005, 144 pp.), a small (6"x8") book, consists of 64 plates of manipulated Polaroid photographs of FLW's buildings, both major and minor, Fallingwater #1. My favorite is the tower at Taliesin (#18).

As a fundraiser for construction of the Barnsdall living room couches, Bruce Tunis produced an abstraction of the garden court stairs in blue and gray lithographs (23"x34").

Hugh Ferris, known for his charcoal drawings of buildings and cityscapes at night, especially his image of the newly-built Chicago Tribune Tower, made at least one image of T-West from the vantage point toward the end of the studio.

Architecture as art probably works best when focused on details. I have a poster of a single pillar from Unity Temple which is quite effective. I did a chiaroscuro of the Barnsdall hollyhock in the pillars flanking the living room/loggia doors that I like quite a lot.

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