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Frank Lloyd Wright America's Greatest Architect
Frank Lloyd Wright America's Greatest Architect Author:Herbert Jacobs A stormy genius, idolized by his devoted students and followers but misunderstood and often mistrusted by those too conventional to follow his swift imagination, Frank Lloyd Wright was the leading force in the development of modern architecture. Obliged again and again to fight against personal and professional adversities that would have discou... more »raged or even finished a lesser man, he emerged - triumphant - into the most fruitful period of his life when he was in his eighties.
In this objective study by a Wisconsin journalist who knew the architect personally and who followed his career for a quarter of a century, Frank Lloyd Wright emerges complete in his integrity. The vision and vitality, the gaiety, the indomitable will to design homes and public buildings for Americans in a new fashion that would truly and beautifully enlarge our own way of life, all these qualities that set him apart are caught in this remarkable portrait. Wright comes alive both as a vulnerable human being and as a man whose impress on modern architecture, here and abroad, will reach far into the future.« less