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Building the Pauson House: The Letters of Frank Lloyd Wright and Rose Pauson

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Alongside newly-discovered site photographs and Frank Lloyd Wright's original drawings, more than 50 previously unpublished letters between Wright (American, 1867-1959) and his client, artist Rose Pauson, chronicle the design and construction of one of the architect's most creative houses--the Pauson House in Phoenix, Arizona. The letters reveal ongoing debates over bills ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Pomegranate Communications
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Dan
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating back and forth between client and architect for a house that lived such a brief life.
Debbie
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Between 1939 and 1941, architect Frank Lloyd Wright oversaw the construction of a house in the Arizona desert for artist Rose Pauson. In April 1943, the house burned to the ground and this marvelous example of Wright's work was lost.

Told in the form of more than fifty previously unpublished letters written between 1938 and 1943--alongside rare site photographs and Wright's architectural drawings--Building the Pauson House: The Letters of Frank Lloyd Wright and Rose Pauson chronicles the design a
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Tobe
Apr 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Buy this book if you want to see some beautiful, hard to find photographs, floor plans and wonderful perspective drawings. I was hoping to find an essay or something a little more substantive than the brief introduction. Otherwise, it is only a collection of letters from the client (very hard to read) and telegrams from FLW. These document the usual disputes about money and the leaking roof, so nothing too interesting. But the dedicated FLW fan will want to have this book.
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