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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Robert McCarter
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2006.
Series: Critical lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to have been every possible angle. But this book is the first to focus on Wright's professional persona - that of an architect and designer enmeshed in a web of connections between prominent public figures and competing ideologies. Robert McCarter distils Wright's life and work into a concise account that explains both the beliefs and relationships so powerfully  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCarter, Robert, 1955-
Frank Lloyd Wright.
London : Reaktion, 2006
Named Person: Frank Lloyd Wright; Frank Lloyd Wright; Frank Lloyd Wright
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McCarter
ISBN: 1861892683 9781861892683
OCLC Number: 62761718
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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.
Series Title: Critical lives.
Responsibility: Robert McCarter.


Offers an account of Frank Lloyd Wright's life as an architect, the ideas, beliefs and relationships that shaped his life and work, and the manner in which these affected, and are reflected in, his  Read more...


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'Writing in succinct prose devoid of academic jargon, McCarter explains what made Wright's architecture so revolutionary ... While acknowledging Wright's greatness, McCarter has not written a Read more...

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