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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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Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known 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 9781847923103
Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781847923103
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Released 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hendrickson, Paul
Category History of Art
Individual Architects
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 624
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 41mm
Dewey Code 720.92
Weight 1,058g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Architects - Biography - United States
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade