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Howard, Hugh

Summary: "As the nation recovered from a cataclysmic war, two titans of design profoundly influenced how Americans came to interact with the built and natural world around them through their pioneering work in architecture and landscape design. Frederick Law Olmsted is widely revered as America's first and finest parkmaker and environmentalist, the force behind Manhattan's Central Park, Brooklyn's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 712.092 HOW

Summary: Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2001

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRA

Gray, Edward G.

Summary: "The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GRA

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: "This picture book biography follows I. M. Pei's start as an architect and his lasting impact on buildings all around the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

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Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)

Summary: "A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WRI

Harvey, Jeanne Walker

Summary: "The bold story of Maya Lin, the artist-architect who designed the Vietnam War Memorial"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LIN

Olmsted, Frederick Law

Summary: The biggest and best single-volume collection ever published of the fascinating and wide-ranging writings of a vitally important nineteenth century cultural figure whose work continues to shape our world today. Seaman, farmer, abolitionist, journalist, administrator, reformer, conservationist, and without question America’s foremost landscape architect and urban planner, Frederick Law Olmsted...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2015

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Rosenstock, Barb

Summary: Details the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, a young boy from the prairie, who introduced organic architecture, a style he created based on the relationship between buildings and the natural world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 720.92 ROS

Summary: Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis's Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son as he showcases the architect's body of timeless work, which continues to inspire amongst renewed interest in 20th century architects and artists who exploded the constraints of the past to create a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV EER

Martin, Justin.

Summary: Describes the life of the landscape architect responsible for New York's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace including his lesser-known time spent as an influential journalist, early voice for the environment and abolitionist, all overshadowed by a tragic personal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2011

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Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen.

Summary: Provides an introduction to the life and work of the architect and includes activities and recipes based on his life and art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WRI

Maddex, Diane.

Contents: Midwestern modern -- Composed order -- The studio -- The home -- The Dow gardens -- Facts -- The buildings of Alden B. Dow -- Patents and inventions -- Honors -- Professional and honorary memberships -- Alden B. Dow archives -- Sources -- Illustrations -- Index -- Acknowledgments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alden B. Dow Home and Studio 2007

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 720.92 MAD

Summary: "Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant thinkers of his time. His legacy becomes ever more relevant, providing us a road map to steer our planet away from oblivion-- and toward a sustainable future for all of humanity. This film ... transports the viewer into Fuller's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Masters & Masterworks 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WOR

Summary: A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, believing a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an "environmental ethic" decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: Nathaniel Kahn documents the life and works of his father, Louis Kahn. Louis Kahn had an "official" family, including his wife Esther and daughter Sue Ann. He had two other secret families: with fellow architect Anne Tyng he had a daughter, Alexandra, and with his colleague Harriet Pattison he had Nathaniel.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2004

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MY

Drennan, William R.

Summary: The least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright's life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children dear to the architect and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark Wisconsin residence. The details of that shocking crime have been largely ignored by Wright's legion of biographers--a gap finally addressed here. In response to the scandal of his open affair with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Terrace Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 DRE

Baldwin, J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 620 BAL

Stephens, Olin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mystic Seaport Museum 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 623.8302 STE

Secrest, Meryle.

Summary: Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography focuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings, and books. She also interviewed surviving devotees, students, and relatives. The result is an explicit portrait of both the genius...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD SEC

Guerrero, Pedro E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pomegranate Artbooks 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720 GUE

Hendrickson, Paul

Summary: Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveals in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD HEN

Kann, Bob.

Contents: 1. Thinking like an architect -- 2. Romeo and Juliet -- 3. Born to be an architect -- 4. Frankenrob and cowpats -- 5. The screams of workers -- 6. Tired of eating bananas -- 7. The house with the tree growing through it -- 8. Two ways to look at architecture -- 9. "Something in him died with her" -- 10. Outsmarting an earthquake -- 11. A school for architects -- 12. The house that floats...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wisconsin Historical Society Press 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wright 2010

Lesser, Wendy

Summary: "A definitive biography of the iconic American architect, Louis Kahn"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KAHN, LOUIS LES

Rybczynski, Witold.

Summary: "In a collaboration between writer and subject, the author of Home and City life illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure and a man at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes - among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1999

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