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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place Reborn

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place Reborn

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Glessner House
9.25 X 12.25 in
117 pg

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Centerpiece of Award-Winning Architecture, is reimagined with a new look and photos by author Pat Cannon and photographer James Caulfield.

This book, a complete rethinking of an earlier one by the same team, tells the story of Unity Temple's design and creation, and includes all new post-restoration photography by noted architectural photographer James Caulfield. Turning its pages will give you a complete tour of one of the most important buildings of the 20th Century.

The book includes an excerpt about Unity Temple’s recent $25 million restoration by architect Gunny Harboe, FAIA.

Pat Cannon James Caulfield
Author Bio

After retiring from a long career in public relations, journalism and publishing, Patrick F. Cannon decided to build upon a long interest in architecture to write about Chicago area architects and architecture. Since the publication of his first book, Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, in 2006, he has since published four more books in collaboration with one of Chicago's preeminent architectural photographer, James Caulfield. Their most recent book, The Space Within: Insider Great Chicago Buildings was awarded the Gold Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards. They are currently working on their eighth book. Cannon also blogs at

"James Caulfield has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years, creating compelling advertising images of people, places and things both here and abroad for agency and direct clients alike.

            In recent years, James has concentrated on art, architecture and interiors. His interest in architectural subjects grew out of his own efforts restoring, and repurposing, a Fromann & Jebsen designed bank in Chicago, a mid-century modern Keck & Keck home in Glencoe and the repurposing of several industrial buildings in Chicago as studios in support of his advertising business.

            His passion for preservation led him to volunteer his services to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in Oak Park, Illinois, for whom he has documented the buildings on the Trust’s annual internationally-attended house walk, Wright Plus. There he met architectural writer Patrick F. Cannon in 2004, with whom he collaborated on six books, including a significant revision of one:

            Hometown Architect - The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois

            Prairie Metropolis - Chicago and the Birth of a New American Home

            Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple: A Good-Time Place

            Louis Sullivan - Creating a New American Architecture

            The Space Within – Inside Great Chicago Buildings

           At Home in Chicago – A Living History of Domestic Architecture

           Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good-Time Place Reborn

            In addition to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, he has donated images to the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians, the ICAA, the Auditorium Theater, the Pleasant Home Foundation, the Paul Schweikher Preservation Trust, the Richard Nickel Committee, the Chicago Club, both the Clarke and the Glessner House Museums, the Powhatan, Preservation Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, the Pullman House Project, the Holy Trinity Cathedral Restoration Project, the Second Presbyterian Church, the Rookery Building, Goldberg General Contracting, Inc., CADS, numerous preservation architects, and many more..."