Frank Lloyd Wright: Ein Leben für die Architektur

Frank Lloyd Wright: Ein Leben für die Architektur

by Robert McCarter
     
 

ISBN-10: 1861892683

ISBN-13: 9781861892683

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited


A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas. In this new biography,…  See more details below

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A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas. In this new biography, Robert McCarter distills Wright’s life and work into a concise account that explores the beliefs and relationships so powerfully reflected in his architectural works. 

McCarter examines here how Wright aspired to influence America’s evolving democratic society by the challenges his buildings posed to traditional views of private and public space. He investigates Wright’s relationships with key leaders of art, industry, and society, and how their views came to have concrete significance in Wright’s work and writings. Wright argued that architecture should be the “background or framework” for daily life, not the “object,” and McCarter dissects how and why he aspired to this and other ideals, such as his belief in the ethical duty of architects to improve society and culture. 

A penetrating study of the foremost pioneer in modern architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright offers a fascinating biographical chronicle that reveals the principles and relationships at the base of Wright’s production.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861892683
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Reaktion Books - Critical Lives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction:  Wright at the Defining Moment
 
1.  Unity and Nature's Geometry
 
2.  Chicago and the Tradition of Practice
 
3.  White City and New World Monumentality
 
4.  Prairie House and the Progressive Movement
 
5.  Europe and the Shining Brow
 
6.  Eastern Garden and Western Desert
 
7.  Fellowship and the Disappearing City
 
8.  Natural House and the Fountainhead
 
9.  Usonia Lost and Found
 
Epilogue:  Wright in the Rearview Mirror
 
References
 
Bibliography
 
Acknowledgements
 
Photographic Acknowledgements

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