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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 (Hardback)

By Hendrickson, Paul

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From the award-winning and nationally best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat and Sons of Mississippi--an illuminating, path-breaking biography that will change the way we understand the life, mind, and work of the premier American architect. Frank Lloyd Wright has long been know...n as a rank egotist who held in contempt most everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveals in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. And this, we see, is the Wright of many other neglected aspects of his story: his close, and perhaps romantic, relationship with friend and early mentor Cecil Corwin; the eerie, unmistakable role of fires in his life; the connection between the Tulsa race riots of 1921 and the murder of his mistress, her two children, and four others at his beloved Wisconsin home by a black servant gone mad. Hendrickson, showing us Wright's facades along with their cracks, helps us form a fresh, deep, and more human understanding of the man. With prodigious research, unique vision, and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected, poetic, and undeniably brilliant, he has given us the defining book on Wright.
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ISBN 9780385353656
Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780385353656
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
Imprint Knopf Publishing Group
Released 1 Oct 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hendrickson, Paul
Category History of Art
Modernist design & Bauhaus
Individual Artists
Individual Architects
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 624
Dimensions Width: 168mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 41mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 907g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Architects - United States, Biographies, Wright, Frank Lloyd - Psychology
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade