New York: Abbeville Press, (1986). Principal Photography by Christopher Little and Thomas A. Heinz. Measured Drawings by L. D. Astorino & Associates, Ltd. 0896596621. First edition, Second printing. 4to. 13-1/4" x 10". White cloth covered boards both blind stamped with spine stamped in green. Color photo endpapers.190 pp. Book in fine condition. / Jacket near fine but for a little ruffling at top of spine. Item #827
This charming and provocative book is the work of the man best qualified to undertake it, who was both apprentice to Wright and son of the man who commissioned the house. Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. closely followed the planning and construction of Fallingwater, and lived in the house on weekends and vacations for twenty-seven years - until, following the deaths fo his parents, he gave the house in 1963 to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to hold for public enjoyment and appreciation. This is a personal, almost intimate record of one man's fifty-year relationship to a work of genius that only gradually revealed its complexities and originality. With full appreciation of the intentions of both architect and client, Mr. Kaufmann describes this remarkable building in detail, telling of its extraordinary virtues but not failing to reveal its faults.
Such a breathtaking book about the most famous modern house in America.