The Natural House Author:Frank Lloyd Wright When Frank Lloyd Wright turns his attention to one of the most important personal problems now facing practically everyone in our society -- it is a time for rejoicing. The world's greatest architect here meets the urgent problem of suitable shelter for The Family in a democracy, in a magnificent and -- as was to be expected -- challenging b... more »ook.
Here, presented at last in full detail, is the natural house. The moderate cost houses described in this book and profusely illustrated with 116 photographs, plans and drawings, are houses -- of infinite variety for people of limited means -- in which living has become for their owners a purposeful new adventure in freedom and dignity. Mr. Wright tells the story of the world famous 'Usonian' houses, so that we now see, in text and illustrations, how they have evolved from original conception to final execution. He has also written a step-by-step description of the 'Usonian Automatic,' explaining just how that remarkable house is built -- a simplified method of construction so devised that the owners themselves can build it with great economy and beauty.
For this purpose, there are, in addition to Mr. Wright's text, special photographs and drawings of the method and materials, showing clearly how the Usonian Automatic is built. For more than a half century Frank Lloyd Wright has been the prophet of a new idea in architecture. It is called 'organic architecture.' It has spread throughout the world. Its liberating influence now appears -- or semblances of it appear - nearly every structure being built. During this period of incomparable achievement, there has been a profoundly mistaken notion that Mr. Wright has built only for the rich. This book is convincing evidence of the error of that notion....« less