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The Resource Frank Lloyd Wright natural design : organic architecture : lessons for building green from an American original, photographs by Alan Weintraub ; text by Alan Hess

Frank Lloyd Wright natural design : organic architecture : lessons for building green from an American original, photographs by Alan Weintraub ; text by Alan Hess

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Frank Lloyd Wright natural design : organic architecture : lessons for building green from an American original
Title
Frank Lloyd Wright natural design
Title remainder
organic architecture : lessons for building green from an American original
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Alan Weintraub ; text by Alan Hess
Title variation
Natural design, organic architecture
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator of eco-sensitive design generations ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, he anticipated many of the hallmarks of today's green movement
  • "An unsung prophet of today's green movement in architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator of eco-sensitive design generations ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of today's green movement. Across his work--which stands upon a philosophy Wright termed 'organic'--widespread evidence is seen of a refined sensitivity to environment, to social organization as impacted by buildings, and to sustainable and sensible use of space. The desire to work and live with nature to create livable homes and cities is an ongoing theme of American architecture and planning. This book explores Wright's lessons on how climate, sustainability, sunlight, modern technology, local materials, and passive environmental controls can become the inspiration for excellent design, and highlights a selection of Wright's buildings to show how he dealt with these issues. The book is organized by the green concepts Wright used--including passive solar design and the use of thermal massing, passive berm insulation, environmentally sensitive landscaping, passive ventilation systems, passive natural light, and intelligent and artful adaptation of technology--with examples from different houses. It shows how Wright evolved certain ideas that continue to spur discussions of green architecture design today."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
AU@
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1952-
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Hess, Alan
Dewey number
720.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.W7
LC item number
H468 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weintraub, Alan
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  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Organic architecture
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Organic architecture
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Organische Architektur
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
  • Sustainable architecture
Label
Frank Lloyd Wright natural design : organic architecture : lessons for building green from an American original, photographs by Alan Weintraub ; text by Alan Hess
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At home with nature -- A natural touch : real materials in a high-tech age -- Radiant rooms -- The architecture of light -- Harnessing the zephyrs -- The living city -- Build it yourself
Control code
ocn812501380
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780847837960
Lccn
2012935258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780847837960
  • (OCoLC)812501380
Label
Frank Lloyd Wright natural design : organic architecture : lessons for building green from an American original, photographs by Alan Weintraub ; text by Alan Hess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At home with nature -- A natural touch : real materials in a high-tech age -- Radiant rooms -- The architecture of light -- Harnessing the zephyrs -- The living city -- Build it yourself
Control code
ocn812501380
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780847837960
Lccn
2012935258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780847837960
  • (OCoLC)812501380

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