- 'The Drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright' by Arthur Drexler, published by Bramhall House, New York 1962
Img. _01 FLWF 5825.005 perspective view of 'The Living City' 1958
- 'Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier' by Robert Fishman, published by Basic Books, New York in 1977
Img. _02 Labelled: » Broadacre City model. Freeway interchange. From Architectural Record, (1935). « [between pages 114 to 115]
- 'Frank Lloyd Wright 1943-1959: The Complete Works' [Volume 3] by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, edited by Peter Gössel, published by Taschen 2009
Img. _01 5825.005 'The Living City, Illustrations' 1958 [page 532]
- IN: 'Frank Lloyd Wright: Writings and Buildings' by Frank Lloyd Wright, selected by Edgar Kaufmann Jr. and Ben Raeburn, published by Meridian Books,1960 [Paperback edition]
1 'On the Price Tower'
['from THE NEW YORK TIMES, 1953']
» The building has a complete standardization for prefabrication; only the concrete core and slabs need be made in the field. Our shop-fabricating industrial system could function at its best here with substantial benefits to humanity. Owing to the unusual conformations the furniture would have to be a part of the building, as the metal (copper) furniture is designed to be. Here again is the poise, balance, lightness, and strength that may characterize the creations of this age.
The first expression of a treelike mast structure was in a project for St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie in 1929. The skyscraper was indeed the product of modern technology, but it was not suitable if it increased congestion, which it inevitably would unless it could stand free in the country. There was one planned as a feature of Broadacre City - so those from the city wouldn't feel lost in that vision of the country, and the Johnson laboratory tower is another such. But it was an idea that had to wait over thirty years for full realization. It is actually being built now by H. C. Price in Bartlesville, Okla. The total weight of the building will be about 6/10 of the conventional structure of the Rockefeller Center type, due to cantilever and continuity. Now the skyscraper will come into its own on the rolling plains of Oklahoma.
« [page 292]
- 'Cornelia Brierly, In Memoriam'
– posted December 17. 2012 http://bwaf.org/ [retrieved 31. of August 2013]
» [. Cornelia Brierly] studied at Cornell, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Tech where she was one of the first five women to study architecture before joining the Taliesin Fellowship in 1934. That winter the Fellowship came to AZ [Arizona] to build models for Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary idea of a decentralized city he called Broadacre City; she worked on the models and later traveled to Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. to help explain them to the public. [...] «
Img. _03 City Dweller's Unit, Broadacre City Model [large]
Labelled: » Brierly as a young architect. Photo credit: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives/The Museum of Modern Art/Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. «
Attributed according to another photograph of the same model published online by http://www.steinerag.com/ 2 http://www.archdaily.com/
This Model is also labelled as: » Broadacre City model. High-rise apartments for "the city-dweller as yet unlearned where ground is concerned." From Architectural Record, (1935). « by Robert Fishman. For details see II.) and [...].
Image marked: » N. M. JEANNERO POST-GAZETTE «
- 'Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright' by Frank Lloyd Wright, published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1953 Catalogue to an exhibition
» on the grounds that would eventually become the Guggenheim Museum. « from 22. October to 29. November 1953 [According to http://www.steinerag.com/ the international exhibition dedicated to Wright's work travelled from 1951 to 1956] http://www.guggenheim.org/ http://www.steinerag.com/
2 » 1953. The skyscraper, unintentionally, has hastened decentralization. So, to the rolling plains of Oklahoma comes a fresh realization of the advantages of architecture as yet unknown to the great city. As trees crowded in the forest have no chance to become themselves (as they could if they stood alone) so the skyscraper needs to be free-standing to become a human asset. The "upended street" in nature gains more natural advantages from natural use of the technical triumphs of steel and glass. Individuality is no less appropriate to American business, even more appropriate than to other facets of American life. The successful H. C. Price Company intends to enjoy all there is to be had through complete use of preferred, convenient, compact space in open sky — fresh air, far views, the workers for Price to be surrounded by roof gardens, fountains. And here in splendid isolation they will defy climatic discomfort, winning dominance at no man's expense but their own. This type of sheltered-glass tower building I first designed in 1924 for Chicago and in 1929 for St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie in New York. The idea has already been imitated, more or less, all over the world. Has our country in the interval grown up to skyscraper status, or has the skyscraper token a field trip of its own? No matter; l believe this type of structure, weighing but a fraction of Rockefeller Center structures, will become a natural everywhere for successful men and companies like the one this building tells us about. Freedom of interior and exterior occupation, protection of available light and air, are here. Copper blades and tinted glass together make air conditioning less a necessity, make the occupant more comfortable and his "pump" more likely to hold out, when extremes of warm and cool alternate to tear his human structure down. Witness this release of the skyscraper from slavery (of commercial bondage) to a human freedom. Contract for the Price Tower was finally let for about one and one-quarter million dollars - or about $20 per sq. foot. « [last page]