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Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Nature, and the Human Spirit: A Collection of Quotations (Frank Lloyd Wright Collection) Hardcover – 15 Sep 2011

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  • Hardcover: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Pomegranate Europe (15 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764959565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764959561
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 16.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,212,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The architect of the Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, the Robie House, and the Johnson Wax Administration Building, Frank Lloyd Wright once said, You do not learn by way of your successes. No one does. Just as he flouted convention in a series of astonishing buildings, so did Wright go against the grain in his career as a writer and lecturer. On subjects as diverse as McCarthyism (he called the senator from Wisconsin a political pervert) and cement blocks, he produced countless lectures and articles, a half-dozen books, and a remarkable series of informal talks delivered to his apprentices on Sunday mornings. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, the author of several collections of Wrights writings and Director of Archives for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, has culled more than two hundred quotations from a wide range of sources, drawing heavily on transcripts of the Sunday talks. The themes to which Wright returned most often serve as the books sections: the value of architecture takes precedence, but topics such as government and the getting of wisdom elicited memorable and pungent comments.Wright was brash, outspoken, funny, irreverent, and unafraid of the most sweeping generalizations. In "Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Nature, and the Human Spirit, " all those qualities shine, but so do the architects religious faith, his unswerving commitment to hard work, and a firm moral scheme that connected the two.

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By Gregory Gray on 25 May 2013
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great little book of quotes,and short paragraphs to have lying around the house...nourishing for those wishing to raise their own bar in this life.
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Unusually Small Book of Quotes from the 50's 28 Sept. 2011
By Paul Harding, FAIA - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very small and short book of Frank Lloyd Wright quotations. The vast majority are quotes from the 1950's. They are not necessarily his best quotations. I found the book to be rather disappointing and I sent it back.
Simple and Profound 11 Jan. 2014
By Arctic Traveler - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone who appreciates the designs of Wright, integrating simple materials with their environment, may be amazed to discover that Wright's integrity of design was rooted in profound philosophies that are not only modern, but timeless. Pfeiffer's compilation is easy reading, not only lifting appreciation of Wright to much higher levels but also offering a ladder for personal climbing to higher levels of integrity.
This a wonderful compendium of Frank Lloyd Wright's own words 5 Feb. 2015
By Colleen M. Griffith - Published on Amazon.com
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This a wonderful compendium of Frank Lloyd Wright's own words, many of them shared in weekly gatherings and presentations for fellow architects and draftsmen. The selection is very rich, and together they give the reader a great sense of Wright. I only wish that the full citation for each quote followed the quote.
Nice Little Book 26 Mar. 2013
By Loves Candles - Published on Amazon.com
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Snapshot of personality quirks of Frank Lloyd Wright and how he chose to live his life. Would recommend for any fan.
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