Frank Lloyd Wright: Ada Louise Huxtable
From the way we build to the way we live, Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence on American architecture is visible all around us. Now, Ada Louise Huxtable, the Pulitzer Prize- winning architecture writer for The Wall Street Journal—and chief architecture critic for The New York Timesfor nearly twenty years—offers an outstanding look at the architect and the man. She explores the sources of his tumultuous and troubled life and his long career as master builder as well as his search for lasting, true love. Along the way, Huxtable introduces readers to Wright’s masterpieces: Taliesin, rebuilt after tragedy and murder; the Imperial Hotel, one of the few structures left standing after Japan’s catastrophic 1923 earthquake; and tranquil Fallingwater, to which millions have traveled to experience its quiet grace. Through the journey, Huxtable takes us not only into the mind of the man who drew the blueprints, but also into the very heart of the medium, which he changed forever. A story of great triumph and heartbreak, Frank Lloyd Wrightis, like Wright’s own creations, an expertly wrought tribute to a man whose genius lives on in the very landscape of American architecture.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JennaGirl88 - www.librarything.com
This is a solid biography of Frank Lloyd Wright. Full of anecdotes and quotes from Wright's own Autobiography, Huxtable's book tells the true story of a crazy genius. I went into this book already a ... Read full review
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: A Penguin LifeUser Review - www.kirkusreviews.com
Eminent architectural critic meets eminent but-ever-so difficult architect.Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) was "a fascinating anachronism," in many respects a man of the 19th century, Huxtable says ... Read full review