Fallingwater 75th Anniversary

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the initial construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater, Rizzoli releases this 328 page volume (in April) to celebrate an American icon.

Built between between 1936 and 1939 for Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann, Fallingwater is a  marvel of innovation. Stretching out over a 30’ waterfall, the Kaufmann family originally thought their new house would incorporate a view of the falls instead of having the house built right on top of them. Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision was for them them to live with the waterfalls in an active way instead of the traditional passive mode of the observer.

This volume is a major event in the story of fallingwater, with new authoritative texts on it’s history, structure, restoration, and collections, including the house’s relationship to its setting and its importance to the sustainability movement; its meaning in the context of Wright’s body of work; the analysis and planning process that went into Fallingwater’s restoration and how a seemingly unsolvable problem was overcome through modern engineering.

If you are interested in the scale drawing of Fallingwater by L.D. Astorino you can download the pdf here.

To learn more about Fallingwater or to plan a visit go to http://www.fallingwater.org/

Fallingwater $43.47 from Amazon.ca

Joseph Fields