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1st Edition

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sacred Architecture
Faith, Form and Building Technology

ISBN 9780415775083
Published November 15, 2011 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

A comprehensive study of the sacred buildings built and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this book offers scholarly discussion with analytical drawings and photographs. These projects represent different periods of Wright’s career (from 1886 to 1958), new building technologies, and application of his design concepts as demonstrated in his sacred architecture. This unique contribution will be useful to all those interested in Wright’s architecture and theory as well as in sacred architecture.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Faith, Form and Building Technology: A Conceptual Model of Sacred Architecture  Part 2: Faith 1. Nature  2. Democracy and Freedom  3. The Whole as the Equilibrium of its Parts  Part 3: Form  4. Nature  5. Democracy and Freedom  6. The Whole as the Equilibrium of its Parts  7. Sacred Path/Plan  8. Sacred Verticality  Part 4: Building Technology  9. Nature  10. Democracy and Freedom  11. The Whole as the Equilibrium of its Parts  12. Light  13. Acoustics  14. Thermal Comfort  Part 5: Conclusion

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Anat Geva, PhD, Architect  (registered in Israel, and Associate Member of the AIA) is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University. She is the Co-Editor of the scholarly journal Preservation Education and Research. Dr. Geva is a recipient of several awards including the prestigious James Marston Fitch National Award for innovative research in historic preservation in America for her project on "Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture: A Computerized Energy Simulation Study".