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Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright
 

Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hendrickson, Paul

From the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat - a ground-breaking biography that illuminates the life, mind and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America. Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as both a supreme artist and an insufferable egotist ...who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius as an architect. But in this masterly work we discover a man dogged by traumas, racked by lies, and stifled by the myths he wove around himself: a man aware of the choices he made, and of their costs. This is the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. And this is the Wright of many other overlooked aspects of his story: his close, and perhaps romantic, relationship with friend and early mentor Cecil Corwin; the connection between the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 and the murder of his mistress, her two children and four others at his beloved Wisconsin home by a servant gone mad; and the eerie, unmistakable role of fires in his eventful life. Showing us Wright's facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a deep and more human understanding of the man, and a fresh appreciation of his monumental artistic achievements. With prodigious research, unique vision and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected, poetic and brilliant, he has given us the defining book on one of the greatest creative talents of twentieth-century America.
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ISBN 9780099593836
Released NZ 22 Oct 2020
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099593836
Stock Release date is 22 October 2020
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 22 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hendrickson, Paul
Category History of Art
Architecture
Individual Architects
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 720.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Architects - Biography - United States
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade

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