Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography
Frank Lloyd Wright exerted perhaps the greatest influence on twentieth century design. In a volume that continues to resonate more than seventy years after its initial publication, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography contains the master architect's own account of his work, his philosophy, and his personal life, written with his signature wit and charm. Wright (1867-1959) went into seclusion in a Minnesota cabin to reflect and to record his life experiences. In 1932, the first edition of the Autobiography was published. It became a form of advertising, leading many readers to seek out the master architect--thirty apprentices came to live and learn at Taliesin, Wright's Wisconsin home/school/studio, under the master's tutelage. (By 1938, Taliesin West, in Arizona, was the winter location for Wright's school.) The volume is divided into five sections devoted to family, fellowship, work, freedom, and form. Wright recalls his childhood, his apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, the turmoil of his personal life, and the background to his greatest achievements, including Hollyhock House, the Prairie and the Usonian Houses, and the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
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Frank Lloyd Wright: an Autobiography is a well written and well structured piece of literature. Being an autobiography, the book was obviously written by The Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright himself. Wright uses a very detailed, informative style of writing to portray his life, and personal history thus far.
Wright’s book was originally published in the golden year of 1943 by the highly esteemed publishing company, Pomegranate Communications. This heart-warming piece of literature was well received by critics of its day, and still is to this very day.
This strikingly beautiful piece of written work is the closest thing to flawless that has ever been constructed. I have read this book numerous times, and never have I found a single flaw within the gold-trimmed covers of this modern day bible, so to speak.
Any person who is on the fence about reading such a timeless classic by one of the greatest innovators ever to exist, I strongly suggest you read it. It is a very intriguing piece that deserves the affection, and adornment of all who are literate. If you read this wonderful autobiography, you will not regret it.