Frank Lloyd Wright - By Maria Costantino

Product Description
$35.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Frank Lloyd Wright


Written by: Maria Costantino
Category: Non Fiction, Architecture

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 1862220166
ISBN 13: 9781862220164
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 111
Publisher: Saturn Books Ltd
Date Published: 1991
Language: English
Edition:


Book Options Available
Price (NZD)
Special Mentions
Condition: Very Good (8356-1)
$35.00
Notes: Ex Library

Synopsis:

In the pantheon of American architectural gods, Frank Lloyd Wright is lauded above all others. Not only did he enjoy greater fame in the United States than any architect before him, but also he was the first American architect to exert influence on an international scale. Wright's career began in 1887 in Chicago, where he worked in the office of Louis Sullivan, the most progressive American architect of his day. From Sullivan, Wright learned much about new materials such as concrete and steel-framing that he would later use in realizing many of his innovative design ideas. Wright's practice as an independent architect really took off in the first years of the twentieth century, when he unveiled his plans for the Prairie House. With its flexible,open-plan design and large, sloping roofs (a Wright trademark), the Prairie House was hugely popular. Many years later Wright was to extend and develop the idea of the Prairie House into the Usonian House. These flat-roofed structures broke down the distinction between the outside and the inside worlds, with walls and doors of glass that looked and opened out onto gardens. The interiors, often with furniture designed by Wright, were infinitely flexible, with movable screens instead of walls. Wright was equally in demand for grand public buildings as for domestic ones. In 1936 he designed the headquarters of the Johnson Wax Company in Racine, Wisconsin. Wright believed in the sanctity of the workplace, and the building is without conventional windows with their distracting views. Inside, lilypad columns rise to the ceiling, reaffirming Wright's claim that all his buildings, even those built of concrete, were "organic". His final masterpiece, designed when he was nearly ninety, was the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in New York. This futuristic structure is designed around a gently spiraling ramp, a shape which is repeated in the curving, windowless walls of the exterior. Frank Lloyd Wright presents a panorama of his long and varied career. An introduction setting his work in context is complemented by commentary on his finest buildings and a selection of stunning photographs, mostly in color.

Generic Used Book Descriptions:

Very Good: These books have been read, but they are still in good condition. Wear and tear should be minimal. There should be no obvious damage to the cover, and have an undamaged spine with no tears. Pages will be intact, with none missing and no mis-prints or creases, and should not be loose. Dust jacket may not be present.


We strive to reduce unnecessary landfill by taking used books, second-hand books, paperback books, hardback books, pre-loved books, great reads and recycled books and then redistributing them throughout New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world. Readers can connect online with book titles, helping them find new homes, and support reusing and re-loving books that are affordable. At Bookworms you’ll find cheap books, hidden gems and even some lost treasures. We have a passion for sustainability, being eco-friendly, eco-conscious and we aim to incorporate that into all that we do.

At Bookworms we keep things simple. So we charge one fee no matter the size of your order.

$5.00 - Any non-rural address New Zealand wide.
$9.00 - Any rural address New Zealand wide

Free Shipping

To qualify for free shipping if you are sending your order to a New Zealand postal address (rural or non-rural), your total order value must be over $30. You should see this as a shipping option at checkout.

Timeframes

Order before 5pm on a business day and we'll have the courier ordered for the following business days. This should have your order on your doorstep within 3 working days (allow slightly longer for Rural)

Tracking

We track all our orders, so if you are wondering where your order is either get in touch with us, or check the tracking link in the email you will receive after the courier has been booked. If you are having trouble with shipping, please get in touch and we can follow this up with the courier.

Overseas Shipping

While we can ship overseas, in the current climate (COVID-19) the cost of sending internationally has doubled (& for some countries even tripled) and The Bookworms Team have had to price shipping outside of New Zealand accordingly. We have faith the world will return to some semblance of normal and we can go back to being a more reasonable part of the global economy. The flat fee still applies for overseas orders.

Australia - $20
Rest of the world - $40

Because we are primarily dealing with second-hand products of varying conditions, The Bookworms Team does its very best to describe the condition of its products as accurately as possible. Our approach on this is that we don't want our customers to have any surprises when they receive their order. We'd hate for you to be waiting for a book and then it turns up in an unexpected condition. 

However we know that it can happen, the quality of the product delivered may not be what you expected, maybe we missed the mark when describing the product condition. Whatever happens, please get in touch with us to explain the issue and we will do our best to help out.

Depending on the situation, some ways we can help are:

  1. Provide a full refund of the price of the product.
  2. Refund a portion of the price of the product to match its condition.
  3. Source another copy of the product to meet your expectations.

In all situations we will abide by The Consumer Guarantees Act and The Fair Trading Act, but at the end of the day getting a book to right place with the right person is the aim of this game. We also reserve the right to request you to return the product at our expense, but this will not always be required, if it can still be used. 

The first step is contacting us if you would like to discuss the quality of the product you've received. We also love to hear from you with any positive feedback so we can make sure we keep doing the good stuff too. 

Looking for another good read?