Many Masks: A Life Of Frank Lloyd Wright

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byBrendan Gill

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is often described as the greatest of American architects. His works—among them Taliesin North, Taliesin West, Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax buildings, the Guggenheim Museum—earned him a good measure of his fame, but his flamboyant personal life earned him the rest. Here Brendan Gill, a personal friend of Wright and his family, gives us not only the fullest, fairest, and most entertaining account of Wright to date, but also strips away the many masks the architect tirelessly constructed to fascinate his admirers and mislead his detractors. Enriched by hitherto unpublished letters and 300 photographs and drawings, this definitive biography makes Wright, in all his creativity, crankiness, and zest, fairly leap from its pages.

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Written by Brendan Gill, a personal friend of Frank Lloyd Wright, Many Masks gives a thorough yet entertaining account of the life of the man responsible for such treasures as Taliesin North, Taliesin West, Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax buildings and the Guggenheim Museum. Through never before published letters, more than 300 photograp...

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is often described as the greatest of American architects. His works—among them Taliesin North, Taliesin West, Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax buildings, the Guggenheim Museum—earned him a good measure of his fame, but his flamboyant personal life earned him the rest. Here Brendan Gill, a personal friend of...

Brendan Gill (1914–1997) was a staff writer for theNew Yorker for over sixty years. He was the author of over twenty books, including his memoir, Here at the New Yorker (also available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Books Group), three works of fiction, and biographies of Cole Porter, Tallulah Bankhead, and Charles Lindbergh.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.45 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306808722

ISBN - 13:9780306808722

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Written by Brendan Gill, a personal friend of Frank Lloyd Wright, Many Masks gives a thorough yet entertaining account of the life of the man responsible for such treasures as Taliesin North, Taliesin West, Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax buildings and the Guggenheim Museum. Through never before published letters, more than 300 photographs and drawings, Gill strips away the many masks of a man who was as well known for his flamboyant personal life as he was for his architecture.