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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 (EPUB ebook)

By Hendrickson, Paul

'A MASTERFUL PORTRAIT OF THE FLAWED CREATOR OF FLAWLESS BUILDINGS' - SIMON JENKINS 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 Llo...yd 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 9781473511101
Published 4 Oct 2018
Publisher Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781473511101
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Released 4 Oct 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hendrickson, Paul
Category History of Art
Individual Architects
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 624
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 720.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Architects - Biography - United States
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade