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Hoffmann, Donald

Overview
Works: 24 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 5,722 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA737.W7, 720.924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Donald Hoffmann
 
Most widely held works by Donald Hoffmann
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater : the house and its history by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House : the illustrated story of an architectural masterpiece by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright firmly believed that "life could be formed anew if new form could be brought to its setting, architecture." His revolt against customary architectural design was shared by rugged individualist Fred C. Robie, who chose Wright to build his dream house in 1908. In this painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the design and construction of the Robie home, a noted architectural authority presents an in-depth study remarkable for clarity and thoroughness. At age 28, Robie had become a highly successful businessman who conceived the idea of building a grand home in his native Chicago. He insisted on a design incorporating features that were innovative for the day: hallways and stairwells situated to conserve valuable space, rooms that suggested feelings of airiness, and narrow trimmings on doorways and windows, among others. Robie's wish to shape space as a means of personal expression meshed with Wright's own feelings and spirit. The two strong-willed men formed a perfect union: Robie had found his architect and Wright his ideal client. Drawing on revealing family documents, including a 1958 interview with Robie, and a host of other sources, the author has compiled an authoritative photo-history, enabling the reader to witness each stage and various transformations of a landmark of modern architecture. The text is enhanced by 160 carefully selected illustrations, including perspectives and elevations, cross-sectional drawings, floor plans, designs for windows, carpets, lighting fixtures and other furnishings, plus recent and historic photographs. Now students, architects, any lover of fine buildings can watch an architectural masterpiece take shape in this profusely illustrated history of the house Wright himself labeled "a source of world-wide architectural inspiration."
The architecture of John Wellborn Root by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture and nature by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this profusely illustrated study, a noted Wright scholar and commentator offers a wealth of keen insights into the ways in which nature influenced Wright's complex personal approach to siting buildings in the landscape, use of organic materials in their natural forms and textures, and use of decorative motifs derived from nature in glass, brick, wood and other materials
The meanings of architecture; buildings and writings by John Wellborn Root( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana House by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"May be the best book on Wright ever written, with the exception of the master's own incomparable autobiography." {u2014} New York Times Book Review Despite the vast literature about Frank Lloyd Wright, noted Wright scholar Donald Hoffmann contends that observations about Wright commonly fail to reach any understanding of his art and few commentaries deal with the principles of his architecture. What inspired his work? How did his architecture mature? What are the dynamics of its characteristic expression? Why will the formative principles always be valid? The answers to these and other questions about Wright's architectural philosophy, ideals and methods can be found in this superb treatment, enhanced with 127 photos, plans, and illustrations of a host of Wright masterworks. Among these are the Robie house, the Winslow house, Fallingwater, Hollyhock House, the Larkin Building, Unity Temple, Taliesin, the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, and many more. Expertly analyzing Wright's approach to siting, furnishing, landscaping, and other details, Mr. Hoffmann has written an insightful guide to the concepts that gave Wright's architecture "not only its extraordinary vigor of structure and form, expression and meaning, but its surprising continuity." The book will be essential reading for all Wright fans and anyone interested in the evolution of modern architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright's house on Kentuck Knob by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kentuck, constructed on an isolated knoll, or knob, is now owned by Lord Palumbo of London and is open for public tours. This account tells the story of how the house came to be, detailing the many complexities faced by the Hagans - from the delights and difficulties in dealing with Wright to the problems with topography and architectural plans. In fulfilling Wright's vision, the Hagans and their contractor created a building of great beauty, dignity, and serenity. More than fifty photographs, drawings, and diagrams accompany a detailed descriptive text to illustrate how the peculiarities of the plan, based on the equilateral triangle, resulted in a house that generates countless vistas, indoors and out, and spatial effects of great charm and intimacy."--Jacket
Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and the skyscraper by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luo shui shan zhuang by E. T. A Hoffmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meanings of architecture; buildings and writings. Collected and with and introd. by Donald Hoffmann by John Wellborn Root( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Room at the museum : Frank Lloyd Wright becomes toast of New York by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curator initiated in arts of Zaire by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American Interdisciplinary Unit by Carol Sørensen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper presents a cross-graded, thematic, interdisciplinary unit which grew from a Native American humanities unit. The 9-week unit addresses the plurality of intelligences, allows for cognitive bypassing and challenges students in critical thinking modalities. With a focus on the five groups of Native Americans (The Eastern Woodlands, Plains, West, Southwest, and Far North), the basic content was discipline-based, parallel, or multidisciplinary instruction with team teaching among science and math teachers and language arts and social studies teachers. The paper explains the steps in the planning process and the integrated and interactive work accomplished. Throughout the project, student interest was high, discipline problems were practically non-existent, and content was retained. (Eh)
A treasure too big to be saved? : house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, like many buidlings, assaulted by time and changing needs by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A portrait to match the man : Jefferson painting to get first public exhibit at Nelson by Donald Hoffmann( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright design honored by Donald Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright and Viollet-le-Duc by Donald Hoffmann( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece by Donald Hoffmann( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavishly illustrated study recounts the turbulent history of one of Wright's most imaginative and controversial residential designs. More than 120 black-and-white images complement this perceptive account of the building's design and construction
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House : the illustrated story of an architectural masterpiece
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Chinese (2)

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House : the illustrated story of an architectural masterpieceThe architecture of John Wellborn RootFrank Lloyd Wright, architecture and natureFrank Lloyd Wright's Dana HouseUnderstanding Frank Lloyd Wright's architectureFrank Lloyd Wright's house on Kentuck KnobFrank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock HouseFrank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and the skyscraper