Building with Frank Lloyd Wright: An Illustrated Memoir

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809312900
  • ISBN: 0809312905
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press


Jacobs, Herbert, Jacobs, Katherine


This is the first-hand account of a young couple who in 1936 challenged Wright to produce a decent house for $5,000. Wright responded with the in­novations--floor heating, flat roof, con­crete floor, solid walls, grouping of utili­ties, carport, seclusion from the street but openness to a garden through banks of door windows--that made their house the revolutionary "Usonia Num­ber One." Within five years the Jacobs moved to the country, where Wright designed the "Solar Hemicycle," which featured a windfoil design and the passive solar con­struction that became the prototype for such buildings. The 89 illustrations show the construction and important details of both houses.Jacobs, Herbert is the author of 'Building with Frank Lloyd Wright: An Illustrated Memoir', published 1986 under ISBN 9780809312900 and ISBN 0809312905.

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