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Usonia, New York : building a community with Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Roland Reisley; John Philip Timpane
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Usonia, New York tells the story of a group of idealistic men and women who, following World War II, enlisted Frank Lloyd Wright to design and help them build a cooperative utopian community near Pleasantville, New York. Through both historic memorabilia and contemporary color photographs, this book reveals the still-thriving community founded on concepts in his Broadacre City proposals. Over the years, thousands  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Frank Lloyd Wright; Frank Lloyd Wright; Frank Lloyd / Usonian house Wright; Frank Lloyd Wright; Frank Lloyd Wright
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Reisley; John Philip Timpane
ISBN: 1568982453 9781568982458
OCLC Number: 47813497
Description: xviii, 172 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments vi --
Foreword, Martin Filler viii --
Preface xii --
Introduction xvi --
Chapter 1. DREAMING OF USONIA 1 --
Chapter 2. GOING FORWARD 8 --
Chapter 3. BUILDING USONIA 22 --
Chapter 4. A COMMUNITY AT LAST 44 --
Chapter 5. WORKING WITH FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 62 --
Chapter 6. REORGANIZING THE COOPERATIVE 84 --
Chapter 7. DAVID HENKEN: OUR MOSES 92 --
Chapter 8. COMMUNITY LIFE AND ACTIVITIES 104 --
Chapter 9. USONIA REVISITED 118 --
Epilog. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND THE REISLEY HOUSE 126 --
INDEX OF USONIA'S HOMES 152.
Responsibility: Roland Reisley with John Timpane ; foreword by Martin Filler.
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