Frank Lloyd Wright by Ada Louise Huxtable audiobook

Frank Lloyd Wright

By Ada Louise Huxtable
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

Random House Audio
6.72 Hours 1
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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable's biography of America's greatest architect Renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable's biography Frank Lloyd Wright looks at the architect and the man, from his tumultuous personal life to his long career as a master builder. Along the way she introduces Wright's masterpieces--from the tranquil Fallingwater to Taliesin, rebuilt after tragedy and murder--not only exploring the mind of the man who drew the blueprints but also delving into the very heart of the medium, which he changed forever.

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A New York Times Notable Book

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable's biography of America's greatest architect Renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable's biography Frank Lloyd Wright looks at the architect and the man, from his tumultuous personal life to his long career as a master builder. Along the way she introduces Wright's masterpieces--from the tranquil Fallingwater to Taliesin, rebuilt after tragedy and murder--not only exploring the mind of the man who drew the blueprints but also delving into the very heart of the medium, which he changed forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wright[s]…cinematic, brilliant life makes for incredibly rich reading. Huxtable skillfully weaves together the tales of Wright as a seductive, obsessive young architect in booming late-nineteenth-century Chicago, where he rubbed shoulders with Jane Addams and Daniel Burnham; his scandalous personal behavior and indifference to his small children (he apparently loathed the sound of the word ‘papa’); and the debts, broken relationships, tragedy and lasting acclaim that followed.” New York Times Book Review
“Offers a fresh perspective on Frank Lloyd Wright’s much scrutinized yet still surprising life….thus renewing appreciation for a wildly unconventional but essential architect.” Booklist
“The fascinating life and work of the great American architect gets a stimulating, well-balanced treatment…[that] pairs a critique of Wright’s architecture with an engaging narrative of his scandalous private life, including his abandonment of his first family, the murder of a mistress and her children by a deranged servant, and other tempestuous relationships with artistic, high-strung women…She is clearly a big fan…With its dollop of sizzle, this fluently written biography will provoke renewed interest in Wright’s architecture among general readers.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Ada Louise Huxtable

Author Bio: Ada Louise Huxtable

Ada Louise Huxtable (1921–2013) was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She was the author of more than ten books on architecture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English