A House for Life

A House for Life

Bringing the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright Into your Home

Book - 2006
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Contents- The Taliesin Fellowship- Why We Build- Destroying the Box- Working with an Architect- Planning Your Home- Family Activities- The Budget- The Moderate Cost House- Where to Build- Ways To Build- Style and Quality- Design - Learning from Nature- Footings and Foundations- Roofs, Waterproofing, Skylights- Thermal Insulation- Materials, Colors, Textures- The Automobile- Storage- Sustainable Design- Environmental Systems- Interiors- Light- Landscaping- Maintenance- Privacy, Security, Safely- The Regulatory Process- A Vision For The Future- Residential Projects- Appendix- Further Reading
Publisher: Toronto : Warwick Publishers, c2006
ISBN: 9781894622400
1894622405
Branch Call Number: ANF 720.92 RAT
Characteristics: 231 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (some col.) ; 26 cm

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Jan 10, 2007

This was a very disappointing book. The author is an architect and long time member of the Taliesin Fellowship and certainly knows the topic. The problem is the book deals only with generalities and is not much help. I hoped for more on how to add FLW touches to a home - what we get a platitudes, a few odd examples and lots of repetition. Noticed at least four times where the author mentions the value of high quality glass. Don''t think this book works well for people new to FLW and certainly not for hardcore fans.

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