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Auldbrass : Frank Lloyd Wright's southern plantation
De Long, David Gilson, 1939-
Publication Information:
New York : Rizzoli, [2003]

Physical Description:
276 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A Wright angle / Joel Silver -- 1. Leigh Stevens and the beginnings of Auldbrass -- 2. Frank Lloyd Wright and the design of Auldbrass -- 3. Geometric invention in the shaping of Auldbrass -- 4. Building Auldbrass: the first campaign -- 5. Building Auldbrass: the later campaigns -- 6. Jessica Stevens Loring and the survival of Auldbrass -- 7. Joel Silver and the completion of Auldbrass.
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F279.A95 D45 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Provides a richly illustrated study of Auldbrass Plantation, in Yemassee, South Carolina, the only plantation ever designed by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright, detailing the completely restored landmark through photographs, drawings, and architectural plans. 75,000 first printing.

Author Notes

David G. DeLong, one of the most eminent of modernist architecture historians, is professor of architecture in the graduate program in historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. He is coauthor of Rizzoli's Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture and American Architecture: Innovation and Tradition , and wrote the introduction to Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Library Journal Review

A privately owned plantation estate in Yemassee, SC, Auldbrass is undeservedly one of Frank Lloyd Wright's lesser-known domestic buildings. De Long (architecture, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Univ. of Pennsylvania) chronicles the history of the property, from the estate's many construction starts and stops during World War II, through the deaths of Wright and original owner C. Leigh Steven, to the various owners of the property who never completed the construction project. The story brings us up to the present construction and restoration effort led by the current owner, movie producer Joel Silver. De Long's account of the estate's history is punctuated with 203 beautiful photographs and illustrations capturing the landscape and exteriors of the estate's many structures. Interior photographs allow readers to see furniture Wright designed specifically for this home as well as interior lighting, shelving, wood design, and floor detail. Throughout, the author focuses on description of Auldbrass construction without extensive explanations of the Wrightian architectural theory so often repeated in Wright monographs. The only in-print book devoted to Wright's only plantation house, this is highly recommended for large public libraries, Frank Lloyd Wright collections, and academic libraries with art and architecture collections.-Valerie Nye, New Mexico State Lib., Santa Fe (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.