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Communities of Frank Lloyd Wright
Taliesin and Beyond
Myron A. Marty
"An essential book on the thought and action of Frank Lloyd Wright through his relationship to communities."-Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson, architect and former apprentice
“Marty offers insights into the public and private life of Wright that have not been previously revealed.”—H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
"A detailed account of one of America's least understood and most significant examples of a true live/work, cultural/educational community, all as seen through the experiences of those who were there to make it happen."—Vernon Swaback, FAIA, FAICP: 20-year member of the Taliesin Fellowship and former Chairman of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Despite the numerous studies of Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and architecture, little has been published about his life in relation to the communities that dominated his life. Wright, a fervent believer in individualism and an ardent advocate of democracy, worked in communities throughout his career of more than six decades. These communities, which he led with unquestioned authority, made possible his extraordinary productivity. They also helped sustain his genius, provided him with crucial social outlets, and made it possible for him to remain a creative force outside the mainstream of American architecture until his death at age 91.
(2009) 318 pp., 75 illus.
Myron A. Marty is the coauthor, with Shirley Marty, of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship. A former member of the Board of Trustees of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation as well as the Board of Taliesin Preservation, Inc., Marty is the Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor Emeritus and Dean of Arts and Sciences Emeritus at Drake University.
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