An American Home tells the interweaving stories of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the B. Harley Bradley House — one of Wright's earliest designs, and the community of Kankakee, Illinois where the home resides. Over the course of their lives, Wright and his Bradley House both experienced moments of tremendous hardship followed by great resurgences. The working-class city of Kankakee, Illinois is in the midst of its own resurgence, and Wright's 116 year-old house is part of the town's rebirth.
Take a journey through legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West -- an architectural masterpiece housing his home, his studio and a school of architecture in the Arizona desert -- with this documentary and interactive tour. The longtime director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, discusses Wright's life and career, exploring the ways in which Taliesin West reflects his values of organic architecture.
In 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a country house for the Kaufmann family over a small stream in Western Pennsylvania. He named it Fallingwater. It, perhaps more than any other building, exemplifies Wright's concept of 'Organic Architecture,' which seeks to harmonize people and nature by integrating the building, the site, and its inhabitants into a unified whole. And today, the iconic image of the house over the waterfall, remains a testament to a great architect working at the height of his career. Highlights include interviews with Fallingwater director Lynda Waggoner and architectural historian Richard Cleary, who explain Wright's concept of "organic architecture" and the qualities that make the structure so exceptional.
Frank Lloyd Wright is an American icon - its most famous modern architect, and probably its most prolific - over 400 buildings in a 60-year career. Frank Lloyd Wright: Murder, Myth & Modernism is a dramatic, surprising and entertaining portrait of a master builder whose most enduring edifice is his own legend.
Frank Lloyd Wright is America's greatest ever architect. But few people know about the Welsh roots that shaped his life and world-famous buildings. Now, leading Welsh architect Jonathan Adams sets off across America to explore Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces for himself. Along the way, he uncovers the tempestuous life story of the man behind them, and the secrets of his radical Welsh background.
Explore architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park with this visually spectacular program that includes an hour-long documentary as well as an interactive tour. This first structure Wright created as a personal home and workspace housed his family for two decades and became the birthplace of some of his brilliant creations and ideas about organic architecture. The tour features 360-degree views.
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright gained renown for his designs in America, but he drew great inspiration from Japan, where he worked for several years. This documentary explores his experiences in Japan and his influence on Japanese architecture. By examining the monuments Wright created in Japan, such as an embassy, a school and hotels, the program offers viewers insight into the brilliant architect's genius as well as his Japanese obsession.
At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. In his studio in Oak Park and at both Taliesin Fellowships, Wright trained and practiced with women as draftsmen, designers, and fellow visionaries. A Girl is a Fellow Here focuses on six of those women—Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber.
The story of the turbulent life and the extraordinary professional career of one of America's greatest architects -- hated by some, worshipped by others and ignored by many.