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[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Frank Lloyd Wright: The Mike Wallace Interviews.

In 1957 when Frank Lloyd Wright was 90 years old and in New York to supervise construction of his last masterpiece, the Guggenheim Museum, Mike Wallace invited him to be a guest on the television program "The Mike Wallace Interview." This documentary includes the two interview sessions from 1957, with an introduction and conclusion filmed in 1994 by Mike Wallace reflecting on his experiences with Frank Lloyd Wright. 53 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Frank Lloyd Wright: The Office for Edgar J. Kaufmann

Explores the personalities and creative decisions involved in the design of the office for Edgar J. Kaufmann, who also commissioned one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous creations, Fallingwater house. Includes interviews with Pedro E. Guerrero, architect Edgar Tafel and architect and grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright. c1993. 30 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Renewing Of A Vision: Frank Lloyd Wright, Meyer May House, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Reviews step by step the complete 1987 restoration of the exterior, interior, and furnishings of the Meyer May House originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908. 1987. 35 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Sacred Spaces: The Houses of Worship Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Examines the brilliant, but less well-known houses of worship designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. These magnificent sacred spaces transcend religious boundaries and demonstrate not only Wright's genius but also his devotion to nature which he said, "is all the body of God we are ever going to see."Unity Temple in Oak Park, Ill. -- Pettit Chapel in Belvidere, Ill. -- Pfeiffer Chapel and Danforth Chapel in Lakeland, Fla. -- Community Christian Church in Kansas City, Mo. -- Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, Wis. -- Beth Shalom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pa. -- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatos, Wis. -- Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding, Calif. -- First Christian Church in Phoenix, Ariz. 2005. 53 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Taliesin-West: A Film by Jim Davis

An authorized documentary look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona headquarters and teaching studio. Narration written by Frank Lloyd Wright 1950.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Taliesin: A Film by Jim Davis

Documentary about Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin home. The last film examines the architecture of Chicago with special attention to the work of Mies van der Rohe, Wright and Sullivan. 1950. 17 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Taliesin: The Tradition Of Frank Lloyd Wright

Reaches back to 1932 when Wright and his wife, Olgivanna, co-founded the Taliesin Fellowship. 1990. 30 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] The Architecture Of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Includes extensive views of his works, photographed from a human perspective to create the sense of a personal tour. 1983. 75 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] The Frank Lloyd Wright Way: Apprentices to Genius.

This film views the architect Frank Lloyd Wright from the perspective of four of his apprentices. They studied under him and worked beside him on the construction of many of his famous buildings. They were exposed to his genius and forceful personality and all of them retained his inspiration throughout the rest of their lives. Using historical film footage, still photographs, drawings and plans, the four apprentices provide an upclose and personal portrait of the genius and the man. c1995. 51 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] The House On The Waterfall.

Frank Lloyd Wright sought to bring beauty of natural things into the great buildings he created. Fallingwater is the essence of Wright's life-long love affair with nature. 1989. 30 min.

[Wright, Frank Lloyd] Three Eras: Frank Lloyd Wright - Home, Work, Worship.

Examines buildings in Wisconsin that represent Wright's three architectural eras: 1916, the American System Duplex and the Bogk House on Milwaukee's east side; 1936, the Johnson Wax administrative offices in Racine; and 1956, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Milwaukee's northwest side. Contents: Places for living / producer, Claudia Looze -- A place for work / producer, Anthony Wood -- A place for worship / producer, Darlyne C. Berg. 1993. 58 min.

[Wright, Gwendolyn] A Prismatic History of Modern Architecture

This lecture is presented by Gwendoly Wright, Professor of Architecture at Columbia University. Wright's work focuses principally on American architecture and urbanism from the late-nineteenth century to the present day. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on September 24, 2008. 76 min.

[Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd] A Partner to Genius: Olgivanna Lloyd Wright

Examines the life of the charismatic Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, wife of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes interviews with present and past members of the Taliesin Fellowship, daughter Iovanna and grandaughter Eve, family films, and archival footage of both Taliesin and Taliesin West. 1993. 58 min.

[Wright, Richard] Richard Wright: Black Boy.

Biographical sketch of the Afro-American writer, Richard Wright. Includes a discussion of his literary works and the times in which he lived, weaving together dramatic recreations from Wright's work and recollections of friends and scholars. It follows Wright's journey from a childhood of poverty through the Chicago Black cultural renaissance of the 1930's, the Communist Party during the Depression, the MacCarthy-era, the American expatriate community in 1950's Paris and his final years. 1994. 87 min.
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[Wright, Richard] Richard Wright: Writing is His Weapon

Discusses the life, work, and ideas of the black American novelist Richard Wright. Born to poor sharecroper parents in the deep South in 1908, this self-taught author, whose novels focus on the harsh life experiences of Afro-Americans refused to let the obstacles of segregation, limited educational facilities and racism discourage him. 1995. 25 min.
African Americans and the Educational System

[Wyeth, Andrew] The World of Andrew Wyeth. (Portrait of an Artist; 6 )

Filmed in Maine and Pennsylvania where Wyeth has spent his working life, this documentary is a relaxed and friendly interview, intercut with sensitive footage of Wyeth's work and of the landscapes and environmental images which are its inspiration. 1980. 69 min.

[Yang; Soo-In; Benjamin, David] Life Now

This lecture is presented by David Benjamin and Soo-In Yang, of "Living Architects" and authors of "life size." This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on April 23, 2008. 71 min.

[Yim, Rocco] Being Chinese in Architecture

A lecture presented by Rocco Yim of the Hong Kong based firm Rocco Design Architects, Ltd. Not well known yet, Rocco Design is one of a number of exciting new firms trying to draw on both Western modernism and Chinese tradition. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on November 9, 2005. 53 min.

[Yung, Ho Chang] Billions (CED Architecture Lecture Series)

A lecture by Yung Ho Chang, principal of the Beijing-based Atelier FCJZ and head of the Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking University. One of China's leading architects, Chang's designs have been described as innovative and international, while at the same time traditional and intrinsically Chinese. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on October 8, 2003. 90 min.

[Zagar, Isaiah] In a Dream

Over the past four decades, artist Isaiah Zagar has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, and subtly hint at the dark corners of an extraordinary imagination. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar. Special features: Paints on ceiling (short film); Coney Island, 1945 (short film); Cutting ice to snow (music video by Efterklang); Recommitment (short documentary); theatrical trailer; deleted scenes; alternate ending. 2008. 78 min.