Autobiography/Biography

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect – An Illustrated Biography by Alexander O. Boulton

Although this is in the J BIO collection, it is not a simplistic offering. The author covers Wright’s life from childhood until his death at 91 years of age, covering his definition of American Architecture, as well as his global influence, especially in Europe and Japan. It has many of Wright’s drawings and numerous photographs of his commercial and residential works.

Wright’s style changed over the years, and I’ve always been moved by his work. He believed that form should follow function in architecture and rejected the classical Greek and Roman concepts. He felt strongly that buildings should be in harmony with the surrounding nature, and that spaces should should start on the inside to meet the needs of the inhabitants, and work outwards, instead of creating boxes within boxes.

~Mike

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