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Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

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School Bd/College/University DVD: $125

Subjects: Architecture

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Direct Cinema
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 75 min
Country of Origin: United States
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Copyright Date: 1995
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A sumptuous comprehensive survey of Wright's life and career, from his apprenticeship with Louis Sullivan in Chicago to his final days at Taliesin in Wisconsin. Featuring rare recordings of Wright's own reflections on his work and the principles that guided him, the film combines beautiful camerawork with imaginative use of period detail to capture the buildings that continue to evoke awe and admiration today. More the film shows Wright as a pioneer not only of functional design, but of such utopian projects as the build-it-yourself "Usonian automatic" house and an early prototype for a solar residence. Narrated by Wright's granddaughter, actress Anne Baxter.