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Walter Burley Griffin in America / photographs and essay by Mati Maldre ; essay, catalog, and selected bibliography by Paul Kruty
Bib ID 1012104
Format BookBook
Author
Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937
 
Description Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1996 
180 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 0252021932
Summary

One of the most original architects the United States has produced, Walter Burley Griffin worked in the shadow of his early colleague and employer, Frank Lloyd Wright. This has obscured Griffin's contributing role in Wright's architecture as well as the superb accomplishments of his own work as architect, landscape architect, and town planner. A Chicago area native and a graduate of the University of Illinois, Griffin worked for five years as Wright's chief associate, then established his own practice in 1906. His personal style emphasized harmony between buildings and their surroundings and featured strong, elemental shapes, the experimental use of new materials, and simple, open floor plans. In 1912 Griffin won an international competition with his design for the proposed new Australian capital city of Canberra. His subsequent travels to oversee development of that design eventually led to Griffin's decision to settle permanently in Australia.

Walter Burley Griffin in America combines the richly detailed photographs of Mati Maldre and extensive research of Paul Kruty to provide the first complete visual record ever published of Griffin's surviving American work.

Full contents
  • The Photographic Documentation of Walter Burley Griffin's American Work / Mati Maldre
  • Walter Burley Griffin: All Architect of America's Middle West / Paul Kruty
  • List of Standing Buildings and Selected Landscapes by Place / Mati Maldre
  • Photographs of Griffin's American Work / Mati Maldre
  • Catalog of Griffin's American Buildings and Selected Landscape Designs / Paul Kruty
  • Selected Bibliography / Paul Kruty.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-180).

Subjects Griffin, Walter Burley, - 1876-1937.  |  Architectural photography - United States.  |  Architecture - United States - History - 20th century - Pictorial works.
Other authors/contributors Maldre, Mati, 1947-  |  Kruty, Paul

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