Frank Lloyd Wright
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Wright and Olgivanna began the Taliesin Fellowship, taking on apprentices. Fallingwater brought him new acclaim for its modern principles and materials integrated with the landscape. Usonian houses were high-quality, affordable housing for mass production. In 1937, the Fellowship began annual pilgrimage to Arizaona's Taliesin West. His provocative postwar gas stations, synagogues, and a spiral-ramped Guggenheim Museum, closed out his career.
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I would recommend this film to anyone. It is a sensitive and brilliantly made documentary, laced with beethoven's music throughout, and impeccably built together, frame by frame on film, as Mr. Wright's buildings were.
As the documentary progressed, ultimately building to a tender yet impactful crescendo, this man's life's story brought tears to my eyes when it was over. Mr. Wright was an incredible human being....despite devastating loses he had to endure,he had the courage and fearlessness to tread a path no one ever dreamed possible, yet he did.... and during at ime where it was almost impossible to be 'free.' I loved this film. Please do not miss it.
The material covered is a well done overview of the architecture of the 20th century, as seen through the lens of FLW's life. I found it an amazing tale. There is much to learn about architecture here - the history and scenes are fantastic. From the early days of the skyscraper, to his domestic work (Pairie Houses), to Falling Water (the transformative piece of domestic architecture), the ultimate masterpiece of the Guggenheim - it's all here and well told, and shown. The commentary by Philip Johnson - a longtime FLW antagonist, but ultimately an admirer, is powerful and poignant.
On a personal note, I found the life of FLW inspiring - not in the details or setbacks, but taken for the whole. How many individuals can say their most productive period was after their 70's?
Bravo to Burns - this is one of his finest works; on one of the best of subjects.
I hope others enjoy this DVD as much as I did.
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