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The Resource Frank Lloyd Wright, by Meryle Secrest

Frank Lloyd Wright, by Meryle Secrest

Label
Frank Lloyd Wright
Title
Frank Lloyd Wright
Statement of responsibility
by Meryle Secrest
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The widely admired biographer of Bernard Berenson and of Kenneth Clark gives us now a complete and complex portrait of an American titan, Frank Lloyd Wright. Meryle Secrest shows us Frank Lloyd Wright in full scale - the brilliant, outrageous, fascinating man; the giant who changed modern architecture; the standard-bearer for the new, quintessentially American vision; the artist who never, during a seventy-year career, abandoned his principles of design; the radical, the
  • Bohemian - the visionary who was one of the central figures of twentieth-century American culture, society and politics. We see Frank Lloyd Wright's Midwestern boyhood - the son of a Harvard-educated preacher/musician/circuit rider...his seven-year apprenticeship with the great Louis Sullivan...his three marriages - the first at twenty-one to a Chicago society woman and dutiful wife; the second to a woman slightly mad; the third to a fiercely independent woman: an
  • acolyte of Gurdjieff, a dancer, a woman who was Wright's counterpart and peer. We see Wright's evolution from impeccably dressed young architect, living in the right suburb, cultivating rich clients, to true bohemian living by his own rules. Meryle Secrest follows the course of Wright's struggle against all that was middlebrow in America - his opposition to the architectural trend that resulted in "coffin-like houses and topless towers" and his insistence on expressing
  • the unique in human experience. We see Wright creating his famous and seminal houses, among them the Winslow house he designed at age twenty-seven...his long-dreamed-of Taliesin (when it burned to the ground, set blaze by an insane servant, Wright rebuilt it on the same spot)...the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo (the only building left standing after the 1923 earthquake)...the famous Fallingwater...the mammoth and idiosyncratic Guggenheim Museum in New York... Meryle Secrest is
  • the first biographer to have full access to the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives. Her life of the architect, more than five years' work and illustrated with 121 photographs, is a stunning feat of biographical narrative, sustained analysis and compassionate insight. With her extraordinary grasp of the man and his art, she gives us Frank Lloyd Wright close up - a creature of boundless energy and indomitable appetite for experience, a man whose limitless belief in his own
  • rightness carried him through bankruptcy, arrest, fire, divorce and years of social ostracism. A riveting portrait of a genius
Summary
A biography of the acclaimed architect describes Wright's Midwest boyhood, his apprenticeship with Louis Sullivan, his travels to Europe and subsequent success there, his three marriages, his work, and more
Writing style
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
181827
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
720/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Frank Lloyd Wright, by Meryle Secrest
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F8616D2C-883C-4B58-A7BA-1F855AC90BE4
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [605]-609) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Bedd Taliesin: Taliesin's Grave -- 2. The Black Spot -- 3. The Shining Brow -- 4. Aladdin -- 5. Lieber Meister -- 6. Sermons in Stones -- 7. A House Divided -- 8. Flower in the Crannied Wall -- 9. Lord of Her Waking Dreams -- 10. The Cauldron -- 11. The Cause Conservative -- 12. A Stern Chase -- 13. Truth Against the World -- 14. Work Song -- 15. The World's Greatest Architect -- 16. Taliesin -- 17. Broad Acres -- 18. The Revolutionist as Architect -- 19. That Strange Disease, Humility -- 20. The Shining Land
Control code
ocn882915062
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 634 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804153386
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
121 illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F8616D2C-883C-4B58-A7BA-1F855AC90BE4
System control number
(OCoLC)882915062
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Frank Lloyd Wright, by Meryle Secrest
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F8616D2C-883C-4B58-A7BA-1F855AC90BE4
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [605]-609) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Bedd Taliesin: Taliesin's Grave -- 2. The Black Spot -- 3. The Shining Brow -- 4. Aladdin -- 5. Lieber Meister -- 6. Sermons in Stones -- 7. A House Divided -- 8. Flower in the Crannied Wall -- 9. Lord of Her Waking Dreams -- 10. The Cauldron -- 11. The Cause Conservative -- 12. A Stern Chase -- 13. Truth Against the World -- 14. Work Song -- 15. The World's Greatest Architect -- 16. Taliesin -- 17. Broad Acres -- 18. The Revolutionist as Architect -- 19. That Strange Disease, Humility -- 20. The Shining Land
Control code
ocn882915062
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 634 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804153386
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
121 illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F8616D2C-883C-4B58-A7BA-1F855AC90BE4
System control number
(OCoLC)882915062
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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