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Fallingwater: Two Editions

•    Format: Hardcover
•    Category: Architecture
•    Publisher: Rizzoli Classics, 2016
•    ISBN: 978-0-8478-3599-7

•    Format: Hardcover
•    Category: Architecture
•    Publisher: Rizzoli, 2011
•    ISBN: 0847835995

Edited by Lynda Waggoner, Photographed by Christopher Little, Essays contributed by David G. De Long, Rick Darke, Neil Levine, Justin Gunther, John Reynolds, and Robert Silman

BookCritics.com
“I must comment specifically on the photography. Christopher Little’s photographs capture this work in views that it would take us many many visits to accumulate and he provides perspectives and details not previously shown, (or at least not shown so beautifully) views that invite us to see more deeply!  By carefully selecting the ‘scope’ of each photograph Little has achieved the seemingly impossible; he has suspended the experience of music one chord, or one phrase, at a time. The cumulative achievement is to allow the viewer to take one step at a time and to pause to explore the emotional depth that is Fallingwater.   Brilliant! Masterful!  We are deeply indebted to Lynda Waggoner and each of her contributors for offering this remarkable achievement.”
— Larry A. Woodin, M. Arch.


Wall Street Journal, Book Review
“It only seems as if you’ve seen a million photographs of Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, with every image showing the architect’s confection of stone and slab reaching across a waterfall. But on the evidence of Fallingwater, those photos, however eye-catching, barely begin to tell the story. Editor Lynda Waggoner and photographer Christopher Little have produced a remarkable tribute to one of Wright’s signature works on the 75th anniversary of the 1936 groundbreaking . . . ”


HuffPost
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is 75 years old this year and its director, Lynda Waggoner, is celebrating with a sumptuous new book of essays and photography addressing the residence, its restoration and its landscape.

During the home’s 50th anniversary, Waggoner worked with photographer Christopher Little on a commemorative volume for Edgar Kaufman Jr., son of the original owner. She brought the artist back for the new project 25 years later.

“I realized he has a great sensitivity to the property,” she said. “The house can be a very intimate place, and he knows how to capture that.”

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“It was such a treat to go back after 25 years,” Little said. “They gave me a small house on the grounds for six weeks and during each season. I had run of the house.”

He opted for digital photography over film this time around. Once he’d got his lighting right, he mounted his camera on a tripod and shot one image at normal exposure, one overexposed and one underexposed. Then he melded all three together.

“It’s the closest you can get to what the eye sees,” he said. “You still see the shadows and highlights, but your perception on a two-dimensional page is what your eyes see in three dimensions.”

 

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The Rockbound Coast: Travels in Maine

•   Hardcover: 223 pages
•    Category: Travel, Sailing
•    Publisher: W.W. Norton
•    Trim Size: 9 x 10.3
•    ISBN-13: 978-0393036350
•    Written and Photographed by  Christopher Little

Publishers Weekly
For three summer months in 1991, Little, a photographer, cruised the Maine coast, Eastport to Kittery, in the 40-foot sloop Consolation. Crew were his nine-year-old daughter Eliza, wife Betsy and her cousin Dicken. Little’s text and 147 color photographs offer snippets of Maine history and lots of local color. Sailing along the coast and outer islands, the travelers encounter a legendary pea soup fog, visit a puffin colony and take part in local celebrations. A side trip takes Consolation through Maine’s Inside Passage–Boothbay to Bath down the Kennebec River. Late in the cruise, they search for a safe harbor as Hurricane Bob approaches. This book will appeal to sailors and landlubbers alike. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Library Journal
Little, a professional photographer, uses autobiographical travel writing combined with 147 full-color photographs as a means of capturing the allure of the Maine coastline from Quoddy to Kittery. With his wife, daughter, and shipmates, Little enjoyed 1600 miles of coastal sailing and exploration. Conversations with residents they meet give readers a glimpse into the heart and soul of Mainers, and tidbits of history and lore are sprinkled throughout as the travelers visit remote areas or tourist destinations. The absorbing narrative stands well on its own and engages the reader from the beginning to the end, but the accompanying photographs beautifully enhance the text.

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Elegant New York

Elegant New York:
The Builders and the Buildings 1885-1915

•   Hardcover: 286 pages
•    Category: Architecture, NYC
•    Publisher: Abbeville Press
•    Trim Size: 8.5 x 8.5
•    ISBN-13: 9780896594586
•   Written by John Tauranac
•   Photographed by Christopher Little

From the Publisher
The opulent mansions, grand hotels, and ornate buildings constructed by New York’s wealthy aristocracy of the late 19th century are documented in this pictorial history.

In the years between the Civil War and the imposition of the income tax, New York witnessed the building of its first great palaces (residential, institutional, corporate) and its grand hotels. A time of great family fortunes and consumption on a grand and conspicuous scale, it was the beginning of the city we know today, built by a tightly knit power elite also shaping the entire country: the Morgans, Vanderbilts, Astors, Carnegies. This book is a social history of that extravagant period in terms of what was built, and especially of who the builders were. The book’s superb photographs call attention to what is left of New York’s Age of Elegance, showing both exteriors and interiors (many of which are not otherwise visible to the public).

The New York Times Book Review
“…a charming guidebook to turn-of-the-century New York.”

Playbill
“A stunning book, … (which) lavishly recaptures turn-of-the-century New York when brownstone, limestone and marble were the preferred materials for public buildings and the stately mansions of the Astors and Vanderbilts.”

Cosmopolitan
“The author’s graceful prose combines with Christopher Little’s superb photographs to create an art book in which to become contentedly lost, even if you’ve never visited the city.”

USA Today
“This beautiful coffee-table book is a guide to New York’s architectural Age of Elegance (1885-1915), when names like Morgan, Vanderbilt, Astor and Carnegie ruled New York high society, and Stanford White created the city’s architectural landscape.”

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Atlantic High

Atlantic High

•   A New York Times Bestseller
•   Featured in The New Yorker
•   Hardcover: 262 pages
•    Category: Memoirs, water sports, sailing
•    Publisher: Doubleday
•    Trim Size: 9.2 x 6.2
•    ISBN-13: 978-0385152334
•   Written by William F. Buckley, Jr.
•   Photographed by Christopher Little

The New York Times
Atlantic High does, to be sure, tell about a leisurely 30-day trip in June 1980 from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands via Bermuda and the Azores to Marbella in southern Spain. The boat was a 71-foot ketch, its skipper was the well-known author, editor, television talk-show host and conservative gadfly William F. Buckley Jr. and the crew was a handful of his friends, both middle-aged and young. Also aboard were the owner-charterer’s official crew of four, but they are nearly as nonexistent in both the text and the superb photographs by Christopher Little as if they had been chained in the hold.”

“. . . a book that is delightful to read and stunning to look at.”

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Racing Through Paradise

Racing Through Paradise: A Pacific Passage

   Excerpted in The New Yorker
•   Featured in Life
•   Hardcover: 344 pages
•    Category: Memoirs, sailing
•    Publisher: Random House
•    Trim Size: 9.4 x 6
•    ISBN-13: 978-0394557816
•   Written by William F. Buckley, Jr.
•   Photographed by Christopher Little

Publishers Weekly
“Readers who enjoyed Airborne and Atlantic High have a further treat in store as the world’s consummate sybarite sails the Pacific, from Honolulu to Kavieng, New Ireland. Buckley and his companions are back aboard Sealestial, the 71-foot ketch with crew of four. Provisions for the 30-day cruise included 25 cases of vintage wine plus one of champagne, 100 packets of Swedish crackers, unspecified quantities of peanut butter and Goo-Goo bars. There were also 28 full-length movies and assorted games for evening entertainment. As prologue to this voyage, Buckley recalls previous cruises in the Caribbean, the Azores, Tahiti, the Galapagos and reiterates his contention that luxury charter cruising is compatible in cost with staying at first-class resort hotels. He discourses on navigation, a favorite subject. Sealestial called at Johnston Atoll, a military installation inhospitable to drop-ins, as well as ports in the Marshall and Caroline islands. To sailing purists, this may sound like an episode from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous; Buckley fans will have as good a time as he did. Major ad/promo; first serial to the New Yorker; Dolphin Book Club main selection; BOMC alternate; author tour. ”

Magill Book Reviews
Racing Through Paradise is profusely illustrated with photographs by Christopher Little, who, as the chief photographer on the voyage, did his job deftly and imaginatively. Indeed, the book’s illustrations give one a better sense of the journey than does Buckley’s writing. This third of Buckley’s travel books is not his best, although it has its moments of high interest and adventure. A less self-conscious style than Buckley’s seems appropriate to the natural subject matter with which the book deals.”

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Fallingwater

Fallingwater: A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House

•   Hardcover: 190 pages
•    Category: Architecture
•    Publisher: Abbeville Press
•    Trim Size: 12.9 x 9.9
•    ISBN-13: 978-0896596627
•   Written by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
•   Principal photography by Christopher Little

The New York Times (Paul Goldberger)
“The book contains the finest photographs I have seen of this much-photographed Pennsylvania house . . . The expansive views by Christopher Little alone are sufficient to thrust Mr. Little into the front rank of contemporary architectural photographers.”

The Boston Globe
“. . . the loveliest picture book in years.”

The Wall Street Journal
“. . . the photographs are superb . . .”

Library Journal
“An engaging, intimate, sumptuous appreciation of Wright’s 1936 house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. Kaufmann is the distinguished architectural historian who trained with Wright and is the son of the clients for Fallingwater, the most famous modern house in America. He is able to explain the intentions of architect and client, and writes with both feeling and critical knowledge, having lived in and with the masterpiece all his life. The rich color photographs taken for this book are supported by views taken during construction, family photographs of the house in use, and excellent specially drawn plans of the house as built. A work of loving scholarship, beautifully presented, Fallingwater is highly recommended for all collections. Jack Perry Brown, Ryerson & Burnham Libs., Art Inst. of Chicago”

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