Frank Lloyd Wright: Part I
Part of the Series: Ken Burns' American Lives

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Part of the Series: Ken Burns' American Lives
Frank Lloyd Wright tells the story of the greatest of all American architects. Wright was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world, creating everything anew. Over the course of his long career, he designed over eight hundred buildings, including such revolutionary structures…
Ken Burns' American Lives - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Frank Lloyd Wright tells the story of the greatest of all American architects. Wright was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world by creating everything anew. Over the course of his long career, he designed more than 800 buildings, including such revolutionary…
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