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The Resource Wright and New York : the making of America's architect, Anthony Alofsin

Wright and New York : the making of America's architect, Anthony Alofsin

Label
Wright and New York : the making of America's architect
Title
Wright and New York
Title remainder
the making of America's architect
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Alofsin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) took his first major trip to New York in 1909, fleeing a failed marriage and artistic stagnation. He returned a decade later, his personal life and architectural career again in crisis. Booming 1920s New York served as a refuge, but it also challenged him and resurrected his career. The city connected Wright with important clients and commissions that would harness his creative energy and define his role in modern architecture, even as the stock market crash took its toll on his benefactors. Wright denounced New York as an "unlivable prison" even as he reveled in its culture. The city became an urban foil for Wright's work in the desert and in the "organic architecture" he promoted as an alternative to American Art Deco and the International Style. New York became a major protagonist at the end of Wright's life, as he spent his final years at the Plaza Hotel working on the Guggenheim Museum, the building that would cement his legacy. Anthony Alofsin has broken new ground by mining the recently opened Wright archives held by Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art. His foundational research provides a crucial and innovative understanding of Wright's life, his career, and the conditions that enabled his success. The result is at once a stunning biography and a glittering portrait of early twentieth-century Manhattan
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alofsin, Anthony
Dewey number
720.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.W7
LC item number
A864 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
Label
Wright and New York : the making of America's architect, Anthony Alofsin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Points of departure -- Fleeting glances -- Nadir -- Refuge -- Urban visions -- Desert dialogue -- Spinning tower -- Command performance -- Pivot point -- Wright as writer -- Phoenix rising -- Zenith
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780300238853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1055263691
  • (OCoLC)1055263691
Label
Wright and New York : the making of America's architect, Anthony Alofsin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Points of departure -- Fleeting glances -- Nadir -- Refuge -- Urban visions -- Desert dialogue -- Spinning tower -- Command performance -- Pivot point -- Wright as writer -- Phoenix rising -- Zenith
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780300238853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1055263691
  • (OCoLC)1055263691

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