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Toker, Franklin

Overview
Works: 67 works in 141 publications in 3 languages and 4,290 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tours  Guidebooks  History  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: NA737.W7, 728.372092
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Most widely held works about Franklin Toker
 
Most widely held works by Franklin Toker
The Church of Notre-Dame in Montreal an architectural history by Franklin Toker( )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The construction of the Church of Notre-Dame was one of the boldest building projects of the nineteenth century. The first major example of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada, it was, at the time of its completion, the largest building in North America. Franklin Toker treats the church not only as a work of art but also as a historical document that reflected the social and nationalist aspirations of the community and marked a high point in the fascinating career of its architect, James O'Donnell
Fallingwater rising : Frank Lloyd Wright, E.J. Kaufmann, and America's most extraordinary house by Franklin Toker( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy, his youth and his early fame long gone. It was the Depression, and Wright had no work in sight. Into his orbit stepped Edgar J. Kaufmann, a Pittsburgh department-store mogul'"the smartest retailer in America"'and a philanthropist with the burning ambition to build a world-famous work of architecture. It was an unlikely collaboration: the Jewish merchant who had little concern for modern architecture and the brilliant modernist who was leery of Jews. But the two men collaborated to produce an extraordinary building of lasting architectural significance that brought international fame to them both and confirmed Wright's position as the greatest architect of the twentieth century. Fallingwater Rising is also an enthralling family drama, involving Kaufmann, his beautiful cousin/wife, Liliane, and their son, Edgar Jr., whose own role in the creation of Fallingwater and its ongoing reputation is central to the story. Involving such key figures of the l930s as Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Henry R. Luce, William Randolph Hearst, Ayn Rand, and Franklin Roosevelt, Fallingwater Rising shows us how E.J. Kaufmann's house became not just Wright's masterpiece but a fundamental icon of American life. One of the pleasures of the book is its rich evocation of the upper-crust society of Pittsburgh'Carnegie, Frick, the Mellons'a society that was socially reactionary but luxury-loving and baronial in its tastes, hobbies, and sexual attitudes (Kaufmann had so many mistresses that his store issued them distinctive charge plates they could use without paying). Franklin Toker has been studying Fallingwater for eighteen years. No one but he could have given us this compelling saga of the most famous private house in the world and the dramatic personal story of the fascinating people who made and used it. A major contribution to both architectural and social history. From the Hardcover edition
Pittsburgh : an urban portrait by Franklin Toker( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buildings of Pittsburgh by Franklin Toker( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buildings of Pennsylvania by Lu Donnelly( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On holy ground : liturgy, architecture and urbanism in the cathedral and the streets of medieval Florence by Franklin Toker( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pittsburgh : a new portrait by Franklin Toker( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Santa Reparata : l'antica cattedrale fiorentina, i risultati dello scavo condotto dal 1965 al 1974 by Guido Morozzi( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'église Notre-Dame de Montréal : son architecture, son passé by Franklin Toker( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traduction française d'une étude architecturale qui s'est mérité le prix Alice Davis Hitchcock. Considéré comme une autorité en matière d'architecture du 19e siècle et du Moyen Age, l'auteur applique à son analyse les normes élevées d'érudition habituellement réservées à l'étude des monuments européens et asiatiques. Très documenté, l'ouvrage est illustré de 70 planches en noir et blanc
The roots of architecture in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County : a guide to research resources by Franklin Toker( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Florence Duomo project by Franklin Toker( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Florence Duomo Project. liturgy, architecture, and urbanism in the Cathedral and the streets of medieval Florence by Franklin Toker( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Florence duomo project by Franklin Toker( Book )
in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buildings of Pennsylvania : Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania by Lu Donnelly( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gothic architecture by remote control : an illustrated building contract of 1340 by Franklin Toker( )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excavations below the cathedral of Florence, 1965 - 1974 by Franklin Toker( )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alberti's ideal architect : Renaissance - or Gothic? by Franklin Toker( )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A baptistery below the baptistery of Florence by Franklin Toker( )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnifico et visibili principio dicti operis Arnolfo di Cambio a Santa Maria del Fiore by Franklin Toker( )
1 edition published in 1983 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An early Christian church beneath the Cathedral of Florence by Franklin Toker( )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Toker, Franklin
Toker, Franklin K. 1944-
Toker, Franklin K. B. 1944-
Toker, Franklin Karl Benedict Serchuk
Languages
English (80)
Italian (7)
French (3)
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