The Prairie Bookshelf
This page intends to list books focused primarily on Prairie School buildings and architects. Certain general interest architectural histories or guidebooks are also included if they have noteworthy PS content.
Brooks, H. Allen. The Prairie School: Frank Lloyd Wright and His Midwest Contemporaries.
Brooks, H. Allen. Prairie School Architecture: Studies from “The Western Architect”.
Brooks, H. Allen, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School.
Brooks, H. Allen, et al. 74 Rassegna (Prairie School).
Broward, Robert C. A Prairie School Masterpiece: The History of the St. James Building.
Broward, Robert C. The Architecture of Henry John Klutho.
Cahan, Richard. They All Fall Down: Richard Nickel’s Struggle to Save America’s Architecture.
Chappell, Sally Anderson. Barry Byrne, John Lloyd Wright: Architecture & Design.
Condict, Carl. The Chicago School of Architecture.
Connors, Joseph. The Robie House of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Domer, Dennis, ed. Alfred Caldwell: The Life and Work of a Prairie School Landscape Architect.
Elia, Mario Manieri. Louis Henry Sullivan.
Englebrecht, Lloyd, et al. Henry Trost: Architect of the Southwest.
Frazier, Nancy. Louis Sullivan and the Chicago School.
Frei, Hans. Louis Henry Sullivan.
Futagawa, Yukio, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Houses (#4 GA Traveler).
Futagawa, Yukio, ed. Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright (#9 Global Interiors).
Garner, John S., ed. The Midwest in American Architecture.
Gebhard, David, ed. The Architecture of Purcell & Elmslie: The Western Architect.
Gebhard, David, and Martinson, Tom. A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota.
Gebhard, David, and Mansheim, Gerald. Buildings of Iowa.
Gebhard, David, Gebhard, Patricia, ed. Purcell & Elmslie: Prairie Progressive Architects.
Gill, Brendan. Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Hammons, Mark. “Purcell and Elmslie, Architects”
Hanks, David A. Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving and Architectural Heritage.
Hasbrouck, Wilbert R., ed. Architectural Essays From the Chicago School.
Hasbrouck, WIlbert R. The Chicago Architectural Club: Prelude to the Modern.
Hess, Alan, et al. Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Houses.
Kruty, Paul & Sprague, Paul ed. Two Americans in India: Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony Griffin, 1935-1937.
Kruty, Paul, and Schmitt, Ronald E. George G. Elmslie: Architectural Ornament from the Edison and Morton Schools.
Kruty, Paul. Prelude to the Prairie Style: 8 Models of Unbuilt Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1893-1901.
Kruty, Paul & Sprague, Paul E. Marion Mahony and Millikin Place.
Larson, et al. Prairie School Architecture in Minnesota Iowa Wisconsin.
Legler, Dixie, and Korab, Christian. Prairie Style: Houses and Gardens by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School.
Legler, Dixie & Korab, Christian. At Home on the Prairie: The Houses of Purcell & Elmslie.
Lind, Carla. The Wright Style.
Lindblade, Lou Ann, et al. The Woodbury County Courthouse Revealed.
Maldre, Mati, and Kruty, Paul. Walter Burley Griffin in America.
Manson, Grant. Frank Lloyd Wright to 1910: The First Golden Age.
Martone, Frank. In Wright's Shadow: Artists and Architects at the Oak Park Studio.
Millett, Larry. The Curve of the Arch: The Story of Louis Sullivan’s Owatonna Bank.
Morrison, Hugh. Louis Sullivan: Prophet of Modern Architecture.
Olivarez, Jennifer Komar. Progressive Design in the Midwest: The Purcell-Cutts House and the Prairie School Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Quinan, Jack. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building: Myth and Fact.
Robertson, Cheryl, ed. The Domestic Scene (1897-1927): George Mann Niedecken, Interior Architect.
Robertson, Cheryl, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Niedecken: Prairie School Collaborators.
Schmitt, Ronald, E.: Sullivanesque: Urban Architecture and Ornament.
Sinkevitch, Alice, ed. AIA Guide to Chicago.
Skolnick, Lisa. Prairie Style.
Spencer, Brian A. The Prairie School Tradition: The Archives of the Milwaukee Art Center.
Spencer, Robert C. Jr. The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: 1893-1900.
Sprague, Paul, ed. The Drawings of Louis Sullivan.
Stodola, Barbara, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright & Colleagues: Indiana Works.
Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion.
Storrer, William Allin. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog.
Sullivan, Louis H. Kindergarten Chats.
Szarkowski, John, ed. The Idea of Louis Sullivan.
Turnbill, Jeff & Navaretti, Peter, ed. The Griffins in Australia & India.
Twombly, Robert. Louis Sullivan: His Life and Work.
Twombly, et al. “The Prairie School: Design Visions for the Midwest”
van Bergeijk, Herman, et al. Amerikaanse dromen: Frank Lloyd Wright en Nederland. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij 010, 2008.
Van Zanten, David T., ed. Walter Burley Griffin: Selected Designs.
Van Zanten, et al. Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament.
Visser, Kristin. Frank Lloyd Wright & the Prairie School in Wisconsin.
Walker, Meredith, et al. Building For Nature: Walter Burley Griffin and Castlegrag.
Watson, Anne, ed. Beyond Architecture: Marion Mahony & Walter Burley Griffin, America, Australia & India.
Weingarten, Lauren S. Louis H. Sullivan: The Banks.
Weinstein, Dave. “Prairie Homes in Silicon Valley.” Signature Architects of the San Franciso Bay Area.
Wilson, Richard Guy, and Robinson, Sidney K. The Prairie School in Iowa.
Wilson, Richard Guy & Robinson, Sidney K., ed. Modern Architecture in America: Visions & Revisions.
Wright, Frank Lloyd. The Early Work of Frank Lloyd Wrigh: The “Ausgeführte Bauten” of 1911.
Wright, et al. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Early Work of the Great Architect.
Anon. The Plan for Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.
This list has benefitted greatly from the contributions of Randolph Henning. Your suggestions are also welcomed.
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