Enjoy an evening with author Paul Hendrickson as he discusses his new book Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright . Hendrickson will be at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL, 60301, on Tuesday, October 8, from 6:30-8 pm.
From the award-winning and nationally best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat and Sons of Mississippi—Plagued by Fire is an illuminating, pathbreaking biography that offers new perspectives on the life, mind, and work of America's premier architect.
Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. In showing us Wright's facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a fresh, deep, and more human understanding of the man. With prodigious research, unique vision, and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected, poetic, and undeniably brilliant, he has given us the defining book on Wright.
A book signing will follow the program. Copies of Plagued by Fire will be available for purchase.
This event will come to Oak Park through a partnership with the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation.