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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (161 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ada Louise Huxtable Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The New York Times comes an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In this book, Huxtable looks at the architect and the man, exploring the sources of his tumultuous and troubled life and his long career as a master builder, as well as his search for lasting, true love. Huxtable discusses Wright's masterpieces, including Taliesin, rebuilt after tragedy and murder; the Imperial Hotel, one of the few structures that survived the catastrophic 1923 Japanese earthquake; and the tranquil Fallingwater visited by millions each year. Through the journey, Huxtable takes us not only into the mind of the man who drew the blueprints, but also into the very heart of the medium, which he changed forever. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 1/7/2014

    " Excellent biography of FLW. Well written, well organized, and interesting insight into the legend and person FLW. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 9/23/2013

    " short biography of FLW, focusing more on his work than his life. very interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randee | 8/23/2013

    " In fairness, I was looking for more insight into Frank Lloyd Wright the man. This focused more heavily on the architecture so I am sure it was a far better read for those who wanted those details. Another genius only a mother...and several odd women...could love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 8/6/2013

    " I read this book after visiting Taliesin in Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright always seemed to be at the center of controversy, but he was a very creative and groundbreaking architect who constantly pushed the boundaries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 5/19/2013

    " Good overview of Wright's life and his work. It was easy to read and interesting even if you're not heavily into architecture. Gives a good insight into the man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 8/20/2012

    " Not too much that is new in Huxtable's version, this is nonetheless a great, well-written synopsis of Wright's career (scandals included). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/21/2012

    " Read about half of this over my last school break and then had no time to finish. Good overview of the life of Wright, but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SueAnn | 5/17/2012

    " The author researched Frank Lloyd Wrights' life in depth making it a very interesting biography. A bibliography, footnotes, or an index would make a great addition as well as more photographs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Frances | 4/6/2012

    " Very superficial and generally uninteresting. Just started a better one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip Russo | 1/13/2012

    " As an inveterate architecture junkie, this was overdue. It was well-paced, thought provoking and informing. I rarely get all of that in a biography. FLW is just one of a kind though, even as a biographical subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 8/13/2011

    " Good short bio -- not enough pictures -- but plenty of interesting detail for non-architecture obsessed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenny | 7/4/2011

    " Short, well written, and sensical. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 5/21/2011

    " The book was too technical to hold my interest. It read like a boring documentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Elliott | 12/8/2010

    " A near perfect account of the architect's life written by a devoted follower. Concise. Short. Seamless. Another great Penguin Lives addition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick\ | 5/12/2010

    " They will be writing about Wright well after us. Ada's book stands tall on its own legs in the crush of available publications. Her book will diminish with time, as do all, though it is still one of the ones to read. Well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/5/2010

    " Read about half of this over my last school break and then had no time to finish. Good overview of the life of Wright, but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SueAnn | 1/7/2010

    " The author researched Frank Lloyd Wrights' life in depth making it a very interesting biography. A bibliography, footnotes, or an index would make a great addition as well as more photographs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 12/27/2009

    " The book was too technical to hold my interest. It read like a boring documentary.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Frances | 10/11/2009

    " Very superficial and generally uninteresting. Just started a better one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen | 8/12/2009

    " was good. not as fast a read as I would've thought given its diminutive size. my main criteria for good biography is that the author doesn't just present the person, but make the person "real" and "alive" to me. so, success! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 3/24/2009

    " A near perfect account of the architect's life written by a devoted follower. Concise. Short. Seamless. Another great Penguin Lives addition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick\ | 4/16/2008

    " They will be writing about Wright well after us. Ada's book stands tall on its own legs in the crush of available publications. Her book will diminish with time, as do all, though it is still one of the ones to read. Well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 1/3/2008

    " Excellent biography of FLW. Well written, well organized, and interesting insight into the legend and person FLW. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/25/2007

    " Not too much that is new in Huxtable's version, this is nonetheless a great, well-written synopsis of Wright's career (scandals included). "

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