The Noble Room: The Inspired Conception and Tumultuous Creation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple (Hardcover)
"Unity Temple makes an entirely new architecture and is the first expression of it. That is my contribution to modern architecture, and that, to me, is modern architecture."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Early on the morning of June 4, 1905, lightning struck the steeple of Unity Church in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, igniting a fire that would raze the building to the ground. The Unitarian congre-gation suddenly needed a home and turned to local architect Frank Lloyd Wright for a new approach.
Thus begins the story of a watershed moment in the career of the world's most influential architect and in the history of twentieth-century architecture and design. With Wright's execution of Unity Temple, the ideas he'd been working on and experimenting with for years were finally brought to fruition, and modern design was born.