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Right Angles?[edit]

Growing up in the area, I had always heard that the building had few to no right angles in the interior. Is this true and, if so, should that information be added to the article?

Yes it is true - The building is based on 30 and 60 degree angles. While there are some 90 degree angles like the doorways the rest of the building is very angular - the lights, the drains, the stairs, the elevators and etc... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:11, 26 June 2008 (UTC)


I have heard that the furniture was built in the rooms and were made too big to fit out the doors, that FLW didn't want it to be used in any other room other than what they were designed for. I thought it was a neat trivia bit. Anyone else? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MoonWTrash (talkcontribs) 18:39, 22 February 2007 (UTC).

Having grown up in Bartlesville, I had the honor of watching the tower being built and of touring the building prior to its public opening. If I remember correctly, even the elevators were triangular shaped and very small; so small in fact that a Xerox 914 copier had to be hoisted up the outside of the building. (talk) 22:02, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Further reading[edit]

The list of articles and books was longer than the article itself, and there's no way the person who added them used all of them to make the changes he made. To that end, I've moved those without specific page numbers here, so others can find them and use them in the future to cite specific points. User:Confesseur (talk) 02:07, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Alofsin, Anthony, ed. Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower. New York: Rizzoli, 2005.

Blake, Peter. The Master Builders. New York: W.W. Norton, 1960. 403-406.

Drexler, Arthur, ed. The Drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Horizon Press for the Museum of Modern Art, 1962.

Eaton, Timothy A, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Seat of Genius, Chairs 1895-1955. West Palm Beach: Eaton Fine Art, Inc, 1997.

Futagawa, Yukio, and Martin Pawley, eds. Frank Lloyd Wright Public Buildings. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970.

Futagawa, Yukio, and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, eds. Frank Lloyd Wright and His Renderings, 1887-1959. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1984.

Gill, Brendan. Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1987.

Hanks, David A. The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979.

Hanks, David A. Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1989.

Heinz, Thomas A. Frank Lloyd Wright Interiors and Furniture. London: Academy Editions, 1994.

Hildebrand, Grant. The Wright Space: Pattern and Meaning in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Houses. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.

Hitchcock, Henry-Russell. In the Natural of Materials. New York: Sloan and Pearce Duell, 1942.

Hoffmann, Donald. Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and the Skyscraper. New York: Dover, 1998.

Izzo, Alberto, and Caroline Gubitossi, eds. Designs 1887-1959. Florence: Centro-Di, 1976.

Kaufmann, Jr., Edgar. An American Architecture. New York: Horizon Press, 1955.

Laseau, Paul, and James Tice. Frank Lloyd Wright: Between Principle and Form. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992.

McCarter, Robert. Frank Lloyd Wright. London: Phaidon Press, 1997.

McCarter, Robert, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer on Architectural Principles. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1991.

Meehan, Patrick J., ed. The Master Architect: Conversations with Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1984.

Meehan, Patrick J., ed. Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987.

Patterson, Terry L. Frank Lloyd Wright and the Meaning of Materials. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994.

Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings, vol. 2, 1930-1932. NYC: Rizzoli, 1992.

Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: Letters to Clients. Fresno: The Press at California State University, 1986.

Riley, Terence, and Peter Reed, eds. Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1994.

Samona, Giuseppe, et al. Drawings for a Living Architecture. New York: Horizon Press, 1959.

Scully, Jr., Vincent. Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: George Braziller, 1960.

Storrer, William A. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Thompson, Iain. Frank Lloyd Wright: A Visual Encyclopedia. London: PRC Publishing, 1999.

Twombly, Robert C. Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and Architecture. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1979.

Wright, Frank Lloyd. An Autobiography. New York: Horizon, 1943.

Wright, Frank Lloyd. The Living City. New York: Horizon Press, 1958.

Wright, Frank Lloyd. The Story of the Tower: The Tree That Escaped the Crowded Forest. New York: Horizon Press, 1956.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer. Frank Lloyd Wright in the Realm of Ideas. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, and Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, Owned by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Flagstaff: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, 1991.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, and Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Schumacher Drawings, Textile Patterns. Flagstaff: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, 1985.

Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd. Selected Drawings Portfolio Vol. I. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd., 1977.

Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd. Selected Drawings Portfolio Vol. II. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd., 1979.

Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd. Selected Drawings Portfolio III. Tokyo A.D.A. Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd., 1982.


Articles Alexander, John T. “Wright on the Oklahoma Prairie.” The Kansas City Times (18 Feb. 1958).

Alofsin, Anthony. “Broadacre City: The Reception of a Modernist Vision, 1932-1988.” Center 5 (1989): 8-43.

Apostolo, Roberto. “La Price Tower di Frank Lloyd Wright.” Frames, Portes, and Finestre (Aug.-Sep. 1992): 54-61.

“Bartlesville Tower Rises, Oddest Building in State.” Tulsa World (21 Feb. 1955).

Cuscaden, R.R. “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Drawings, Preserved.” Prairie School Review 1 (1964): 18.

DeLong, David G. “A Tower Expressive of Unique Interiors.” AIA Journal 71 (Jul. 1982): 78-83.

Dillon David. “The Inn at Price Tower.” Architectural Record (Jul. 2003): 118-125.

“Een Amerikaans architectenbureau.” Bouw [Rotterdam] 11 (4 Aug. 1956): 670-673.

“18-Story Tower Cantilever Structure of Concrete and Glass: Dramatic Frank Lloyd Wright Design.” Building Materials Digest 14 (Dec. 1954): 425.

“Frank Lloyd Wright: After 36 Years His Tower is Completed.” Architectural Forum 104 (Feb. 1956): 106-113.

“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Concrete and Copper Skyscraper on the Prairie for H.C. Price Co.” Architectural Forum 98 (May 1953): 98-105.

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“H.C. Price Company Had Humble Beginning.” The Bartlesville Examiner (9 Feb. 1956).

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“The Price Tower is Wright’s.” Southern Living (Dec. 1990).

“Price Tower Will Be Built in Bartlesville.” Construction News Monthly (10 Jun. 1953): 117-118.

Saarinen, Aline. “Preserving Wright’s Architecture.” New York Times (19 April 1959): X-17.

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Thomas, Mark. “F.L.W. Again.” Architectural Design (Dec. 1953): 347-349.

“Tower to Provide Office, Living Space.” Engineering News-Record (4 Jun. 1953): 23.

“Watch on Wright’s Landmarks.” Architectural Record 126 (Sep. 1959): 9.

Williams, Rainey Heard. “Interior is Divided Into Quadrants.” Christian Science Monitor (30 Mar. 1956).

“Wright Completes Skyscraper.” Progressive Architecture 37 (Feb. 1956): 87-90.

Wright, Frank Lloyd. “Frank Lloyd Wright.” Architectural Forum 58 (Jan. 1938): special issue, 1-102.

Wright, Frank Lloyd. “Frank Lloyd Wright.” Architectural Forum 88 (Jan. 1948): 54, 65-156.

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