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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.
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.
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Ken Burns' documentaries are fantastic! Great story telling of America's greatest architect's life & works.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Been waiting a long time to purchase this and it's worth the wait. While I wished it would've delved into Wright's philosophies of Architecture a little more than it does, it does... Read morePublished 5 months ago by M.T. Ski
It was amazing how much of this came from
"The Fellowship" by Roger Freidland and Harold Zellman.
Imagine, if you can, a memorial service for someone you really loved: a parent, a sibling, a spouse, or a teacher. Read morePublished 16 months ago by R. Whitney
I enjoyed this CD very much because of my interest in Frank Lloyd Wright.Published 16 months ago by Jeanette Filardo
Excellent documentary about FLW by Ken Burns. I wanted to watch it after I finished reading T. C. Boyle's novel The Women about the women in FLW's life.Published 17 months ago by Giuditta
Love this biography of Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a genius and a very eccentric person. This dvd has a wealth of information on him and helps you to see what inspired him. Read morePublished 20 months ago by SisterSoldier