Merchant Prince and Master Builder: Edgar J. Kaufmann and Frank Lloyd Wright by Richard L. Cleary Introduction by Dennis McFadden
4to. pp. 200. profusely illustrated in colour & black + white. index. hardcover boards. dw. Pittsburgh: The Heinz Architectural Center Carnegie Museum of Art in association with University of Washington Press, 1999.
ISBN-10: 08880390360 / ISBN-13: 9780880390361
Examines the extraordinary relationship between one of the nation's leading retailers in the mid-20th century and its best-known architect. Over a span of 25 years, Kaufmann and his family commissioned a dozen projects from Wright, including the famous country house, Fallingwater. Through their department store and their association with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Kaufmanns promoted the work of Wright and other progressive designers