A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas. In this new biography, Robert McCarter distills Wright’s life and work into a concise account that explores the beliefs and relationships so powerfully reflected in his architectural works.
McCarter examines here how Wright aspired to influence America’s evolving democratic society by the challenges his buildings posed to traditional views of private and public space. He investigates Wright’s relationships with key leaders of art, industry, and society, and how their views came to have concrete significance in Wright’s work and writings. Wright argued that architecture should be the “background or framework” for daily life, not the “object,” and McCarter dissects how and why he aspired to this and other ideals, such as his belief in the ethical duty of architects to improve society and culture.
ISBN: 1861892683 Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS Subtitle: Author: ROBERT MCCARTER
Whether they?ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle?s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson?s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator?s life will capture the imaginations of the legions of readers who live and breathe the technocentric world Jobs created.
Told through a combination of black-and-white illustrations and handwritten text, this fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, the man who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones, and more.
Jobs?s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents? garage and eventually became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we can?t live without. Through it all, he was an overbearing and demanding perfectionist, both impossible and inspiring. Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland?s engaging biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.
AUTHOR: JESSIE HARTLAND ISBN: 9780857988560 Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INDIA Subtitle: INSANELY GREAT Author: JESSIE HARTLAND