Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

DVD - 1998
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Profiles the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, brilliant but constantly embroiled in scandal.
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, c1998
ISBN: 9781415702505
Branch Call Number: 720.92 WRI FRA
Characteristics: 1 dvd (153 min.) : sd., col. with b&w ; 12 cm

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therealmissivy
Mar 17, 2016

Great film on the life of FLW, really great storytelling of a great life story worth telling, and I can't get enough!
Saw parts of it when it aired on Knowledge Network, was really glad to get the chance to see it in its entirety with this dvd. Insightful, informative, and inspirational - made me love FLW even more!

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
May 12, 2015

And, when speaking about America's most-beloved/most-hated architects of them all - Does one properly refer to this man as being Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright, or should he really be called Mr. Frank Lloyd Wrong?

Needless to say - There can be no doubt that Frank Lloyd Wright (who was/is probably the most celebrated and misjudged architects ever) was destined to redesign the entire world, but, for some unforeseen reasons, this towering vision of his was simply never realized.

Born in Wisconsin in 1867 - I think it's really very surprising to note that Wright's most productive years in his field of work didn't come around until he had reached the age of 80 (!!).

Throughout his 70-year career as one very ambitious, strong-willed and arrogant architect, Wright not only designed private homes and office towers, but he's also credited with the design of churches, schools, hotels and, yes, even gas stations and furniture, as well.

Even though this 2.5-hour documentary (directed by Ken Burns) had its fair share of notable merits and strengths to its advantage, it also racked up a few demerit points for itself by (for one thing) placing way too much emphasis on Wright's very turbulent personal life.

In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright died at the age of 91.

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