Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and His Architecture

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A complete biography based on a wide range of previously untapped primary sources, covering Wright's private life, architecture, and role in American society, culture, and politics. Views Wright's buildings as biographical as well as social statements, analyzing his work by type, category, and individual structure. Examines Wright's struggle to develop a new artistic statement, his dramatic personal life, and his political and economic ideas, including those on cities, energy conservation, cooperative home ...
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A complete biography based on a wide range of previously untapped primary sources, covering Wright's private life, architecture, and role in American society, culture, and politics. Views Wright's buildings as biographical as well as social statements, analyzing his work by type, category, and individual structure. Examines Wright's struggle to develop a new artistic statement, his dramatic personal life, and his political and economic ideas, including those on cities, energy conservation, cooperative home building, and environmental preservation. Includes over 150 illustrations (photographs, floor plans, and drawings—many never before published), extensive footnotes, and the most exhaustive bibliography of Wright's published work available.

A critically acclaimed biography of America's finest architect, covering his tempestuous personal life, political ideas, and architectual importance.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780471034001
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1979
  • Pages: 444

Table of Contents

Nearly Everything to Learn 1867-1893
The Art and Craft of Success 1893-1901
A Radically Different Conception 19O1-1909
Thinking and Working Along Original Lines 1901-1909
Affinity Tangle 1907-1912
Spiritual Hegira 1910-1914
A Regular Life Is Cunningly Ambushed 1914-1932
Little Experiment Stations in Out of the Way Places 1932-1938
Usonia: Shelter in the Open 1936-1947
Characteristically Modest Projects 1936-1945
Organic Architecture 1930-1959
The Boldest Buildings of His Career 1946-1959
A Giant Tree in a Wide Landscape 1946-1959
How Do You Speak to a Divinity?
After 1959
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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