Frank Lloyd Wright A Biography

ISBN-10: 0226744140
ISBN-13: 9780226744148
Edition: N/A
Authors: Meryle Secrest
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Description: Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biographyfocuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs,  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 652
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biographyfocuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings, and books. She also interviewed surviving devotees, students, and relatives. The result is an explicit portrait of both the genius architect and the provocative con-man."Secrest seizes the themes most evocative of certain of our cultural myths, forging them into a coherent and emotionally plausible narrative."—New Republic"An engaging narrative."—New York Times Book Review"The real triumph of this biography . . . is the link it makes between Frank Lloyd Wright's personal life and his architecture."—The Economist"Secrest's achievement is to etch Wright's character in sharp relief. . . . [She] presents Wright in his every guise."-Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune"An extremely engaging profile."—The Philadelphia Inquirer"A spellbinding portrait."—Library Journal"The best [biography] so far, a huge and definitive accumulation of fact."—Time

Acknowledgments 1. Bedd Taliesin: Taliesin's Grave 2. The Black Spot 3. The Shining Brow 4. Aladdin 5. Lieber Meister 6. Sermons in Stones 7. A House Divided 8. Flower in the Crannied Wall 9. Lord of Her Waking Dreams 10. The Cauldron 11. The Cause Conservative 12. A Stern Chase 13. Truth Against the World 14. Work Song 15. The World's Greatest Architect 16. Taliesin 17. Broad Acres 18. The Revolutionist as Architect 19. That Strange Disease, Humility 20. The Shining Land Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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