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Wright-Sized Houses: Frank Lloyd Wright's Solutions for Making Small Houses Feel Big

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  50 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Only book on the master architect that focuses on the house of moderate cost, turning the spotlight on Wright's ingenious solutions to make homes look and feel large.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 25th 2003 by Harry N. Abrams
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Erika RS
Dec 24, 2012 Erika RS rated it liked it
Other than the terrible pun in the title, this was a pretty good book. The book is divided into two parts. The first part describes some of the techniques Wright used. The second part has a number of case studies. The degree to which you'll like this book is probably directly proportional to the degree to which you like Frank Lloyd Wright (and are not already familiar with his techniques and homes).

I list some principles from the book. Note that some are more universal than others.

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Henry Sturcke
Jan 25, 2015 Henry Sturcke rated it really liked it
Written by an unabashed fan of Wright and all his works. I would have liked more coverage of aspects of design and construction that didn't work out as the architect hoped. Nevertheless, I'm glad I read this book. It is sensibly-organized: the first part outlines Wright's principles in attacking the challenge of building small homes at a reasonable price; the second part features many of his landmark buildings, showing these principles applied, with many photos and a basic floor-plan. We are ...more
Sara
Oct 13, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
.... these are "small"??
Jo
Oct 09, 2011 Jo rated it it was amazing
Wright just does so many things right. I've just added his roof to my plan, complete with the overhang over the porch, which I have moved to the water side of the loft now that I am confident of shelter from the sun. Thank you FLW.
Cindy
Sep 20, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
Everytime I learn something new about Frank Lloyd Wright, I become more impressed with his body of work. What an astonishing forward thinking designer!
Ambur Taft
Sep 28, 2016 Ambur Taft rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites....I love that there are always built-ins and book shelves along with the rest of the amazing design.
Autumn
Aug 12, 2015 Autumn rated it really liked it
Where's the square footage of these buildings? What do they call small or moderate sized houses??? This book is more visually pleasing, rather than fact revealing.
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