Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sacred Architecture: Faith, Form and Building Technology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sacred Architecture

Faith, Form and Building Technology, 1st Edition

By Anat Geva


294 pages

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Hardback: 9780415775083
pub: 2011-09-23
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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

About the Author

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".

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / History / General
ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / General
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial