AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Five books in One Volume by Frank Lloyd Wright

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Five books in One Volume

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A revision of a unique autobiography, written over the years, and published ten years ago, and now brought up to date through inclusion of scattered material which together fills out the panorama. Frank Lloyd Wright has been called the ""Whitman of architecture""; his fame is international, but appreciation was slow to come in this country. This is the story of a creative genius in the making. The part dealing with boyhood and early youth is written, for the most part, in the third person, but the reader senses the intimate revelations of man surveying boy learning to experience what he saw around him. From childhood on, his home life has been unstable, erratic, full of upheaval and distortion, with periods of happiness and tranquility. Divorce of his parents: of two wives; scandal, even a term in jail, all this may have born fruit in emotional expression. Throughout the record, his work is intimately interwoven with his personzl life. Sections of the book deal specifically with particular work done in this country, in Europe, in Asia. His comments on Japan -- and on the present place of Japan in Asia, may cause some controversy. Illuminating -- unusual -- intensely personal -- not always easy reading.

Pub Date: May 19th, 1943
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce