Building with Frank Lloyd Wright: An illustrated memoir

by Herbert Austin Jacobs

Other authorsKatherine Jacobs (Joint Author.)
Paper Book, 1978




San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1978.


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.


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