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Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright's Romance with Nature
A handsome, illustrated overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house, with pictures from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-twentieth century, this exploration of a family in crisis is a great read. Joyce Carol Oates is a Western NY author who has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time.
The beauty, power and lies surrounding Niagara Falls. Held up as an example of real, natural beauty, they are hemmed in with fakery, waxworks, haunted houses and they are completely human controlled. This tells the story of the cultural history of nature and our place in it today.
Loving Frank, A Novel
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.
News from Nowhere and Other Writings
English designer and socialist William Morris's utopian novel is short on plot, but long on ideas and evocative descriptions of 19th-century London.
Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide
An epic adventure on the trail of Frederick Law Olmsted before he became the prominent landscape architect we know for Central Park, Buffalo, NY park system and so many parks across America in the late 1800’s. His vivid dispatches about the lives and beliefs of Southerners were revelatory for readers of his day.
Frank Lloyd Wright
A comprehensive study of Frank Lloyd Wright's many architectural accomplishments. McCarter's insightful commentary will aid in understanding Wright's work.
Big Russ & Me
An intensely personal and charming memoir of American life in the 1950’s and the special bond he shares with his father, the irrepressible Big Russ. Set in Buffalo, NY , Russert, NBC-TV’s former senior vice Washington bureau chief and host of Meet the Press, reflections hit the very epicenter of American values.
City of Light
The year is 1901. Buffalo, NY is poised for glory. With its booming industry and newly electrified streets, Buffalo is setting up to be a mover in the 20th century. This novel, written by a Buffalo native, shares the intrigue of the Pan Am Exposition, our Buffalo native President Grover Cleveland and a crime at the Niagara Power Plant.
The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog
This authoritative, chronological guide to all of Wright’s work covers each building from inception to modern-day use, alongside full-color photos and maps. Includes a biography of the architect himself.
Town of Aurora (1818-1930), Images of America
Part of the prolific Images of America series, this local chronicle surveys the history of Aurora and western New York, including the Arts and Crafts architecture movement which flourished there.
The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural historian Neil Levine brings together historical and biographical material, relating Wright's architecture with the events in his life.
Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret
A poignant investigative journey to find his family’s hidden history. An enlightening heartbreaking chapter in the history of America’s treatment of people born with what we now call special needs. Learn about institutions like the NYS Asylum for the Insane (now Hotel Henry in Buffalo, NY). Very gripping tale.
New York State Map
A road map of New York at a scale of 1:710,000.
The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair
This is an enjoyable, well written account of the organization, presentation and the demise of the 1901 Buffalo, NY World's Fair, (Pan-Am Exposition) and the assassination of President McKinley, therein. This book is a colorful look at one of the key moments in American History.
Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
The biggest names in 20th century architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson were rivals with radically different approaches to their art. Howard’s page-turning dual biography shows how their contentious relationship influenced their designs.
Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright
Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, this is a personal biography of the great architect, full of anecdotes and little known tidbits about his personality and somewhat tumultuous life.
Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography
A selection of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings and books. The primary sources include interviews from those who worked and lived with the difficult architectural genius.
Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and His Architecture
A biography analyzing Wright's work in relationship to his personal life and political views.