Aaron G. Green

Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright


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SpecificationsSKU: 90600Size: 10” x 12” portrait Pages: 448 Binding: Hardbound Publication Date: October 2017 ISBN: 978-1-939621-37-5 World Rights: Available
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Aaron G. Green FAIA was an internationally known organic architect of “striking originality and grace.” His diversified architectural works include residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, judicial, religious, interment, mass housing, and educational projects. Aaron also taught advanced architectural design at Stanford University for fifteen years.

In the early 1940s, Aaron became a member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice group, the Taliesin Fellowship. Over the next twenty years, he maintained a close relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright, at whose request Aaron established a San Francisco office in 1951, both for his own practice and as Mr. Wright’s West Coast representative. When asked who Aaron was, Wright commented, “Aaron Green is my son.” Green participated in over thirty Frank Lloyd Wright projects and was appointed by Frank Lloyd Wright as associated architect for the Marin County Civic Center. Shortly before his passing, Green was awarded the first gold medal by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in recognition of his career and accomplishments and dedication to organic architecture.

This 448-page biography with over 700 black-and-white and color images, including many previously unpublished drawings from the Aaron Green archives selected and assembled with care, encompasses just a fraction of the work and influence of Aaron’s life. To cover everything in great depth would fill volumes; this monograph showcases thirty-nine projects that encapsulate the essence of his drive – to create beautiful organic architecture true to land, the building, and those who enjoy the spaces he created.

Allan Wright Green is Aaron Green’s son. He has degrees in fine art and design, and has worked as a graphic designer and art director for clients all over the world. He also has been growing grapes in Mendocino County since 1973, and founded his winery, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards in 1980, and produced award-winning wines through 2016 when he sold it.

Randolph C. Henning, a practicing architect living in Lewisville, North Carolina, is the author of The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, and At Taliesin plus numerous articles published in a variety of architectural journals. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1976 and earned his Master of Architecture degree in 1980 from the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Henning is also an officer of the Organic Architecture + Design Archives, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which publishes the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design.

Jan Novie attended Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam NY. He joined the firm of Aaron G. Green FAIA Architects and Planners in San Francisco in early 1965. It was to be a critical and extraordinary turning point in his life as this part time position would lead to a lifetime career in “organic architecture” with Aaron Green serving as his mentor. After Aaron Green’s passing, Jan became president of the firm. In addition Jan served as a Taliesin Fellow on the Board of Directors and continues to serve on the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Advisors.

Randolph C. Henning Wins IBPA Award for Aaron G. Green, Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright

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Coverage of Aaron G Green book in the October issue of Perspective magazine

Aaron G. Green: Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright

Aaron G. Green Reviewed by CA MODERN Magazine

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 2 in

10” x 12” portrait





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October 2017



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