Prairie style books recommended by OHJ editors.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: THE ROOMS Interiors and Decorative Arts by Margo Stipe (Rizzoli 2014)
Intimate immersion inside the Prairie houses, Fallingwater, Hollyhock House & more.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT PRAIRIE HOUSES by Alan Hess (Rizzoli 2006)
Interiors and details of over 70 extant buildings of the Prairie School years. How Wright broke from Beaux Arts symmetry to create “a tartan plaid of main spaces and secondary spaces, of public rooms and circulation spaces”—with brilliant results.

THE PRAIRIE SCHOOL: Frank Lloyd Wright and his Midwest Contemporaries by H. Allen Brooks (Norton 2006)
From its beginning to its end, Prairie School beyond Wright. Discusses the architects’ various contributions.

PURCELL & ELMSLIE, Prairie Progressive Architects by David Gebhard (Gibbs Smith 2006) Comprehensive look at the work of Wright contemporaries William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie in Chicago. Photos record the appeal of simple forms, textures, and organic decoration.

HOMETOWN ARCHITECT: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois by Patrick F. Cannon (Pomegranate 2006)
Houses 1887–1913; this book is the pilgrimage documenting 27 Wright houses in Oak Park and River Forest. Photos include interiors.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: THE HOUSES by Alan Hess (Rizzoli 2005)
From the 1908 Prairie School Robie house in Chicago through his textile-block houses in Los Angeles, and on to Fallingwater and Taliesin West, here are FLW’s residential commissions all in one huge volume.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S INTERIORS by Thomas A. Heinz (Gramercy Books 2002) Shown are 1,000 interiors, including houses and public and corporate buildings, from throughout Wright’s career. Horizontal lines, natural elements, concrete, and brilliant use of three dimensions.

PRAIRIE STYLE: HOUSES AND GARDENS by Dixie Legler (Abrams 1999)
An exploration of Prairie exterior and interior design characteristics.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S GLASS DESIGNS by Carla Lind (Pomegranate 1995)
Innovative design for windows, skylights, and decoration.

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