That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles–A Free Online Documentary

From KCET (the pub­lic broad­cast­er serv­ing SoCal) comes the doc­u­men­tary, That Far Cor­ner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Ange­les. “Dur­ing his time spent in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia in the late 1910s and ear­ly 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accel­er­at­ed the search for L.A.‘s authen­tic archi­tec­ture that was suit­able to the city’s cul­ture and land­scape. Writer/Director Chris Hawthorne, archi­tec­ture crit­ic for the Los Ange­les Times, explores the hous­es the leg­endary archi­tect built in Los Ange­les. The doc­u­men­tary also delves into the crit­ic’s provoca­tive the­o­ry that these homes were also a means of artis­tic cathar­sis for Wright, who was recov­er­ing from a vio­lent trag­ic episode in his life.” You can watch That Far Cor­ner online. It will also be added to our list of Free Doc­u­men­taries, a sub­set of col­lec­tion 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

How Frank Lloyd Wright’s Son Invent­ed Lin­coln Logs, “America’s Nation­al Toy” (1916)

12 Famous Frank Lloyd Wright Hous­es Offer Vir­tu­al Tours: Hol­ly­hock House, Tal­iesin West, Falling­wa­ter & More

Frank Lloyd Wright Cre­ates a List of the 10 Traits Every Aspir­ing Artist Needs

Frank Lloyd Wright Reflects on Cre­ativ­i­ty, Nature and Reli­gion in Rare 1957 Audio

The Mod­ernist Gas Sta­tions of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe

The Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Set

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  • Andrew Vrakas says:

    Out­stand­ing, thought­ful and well pro­duced look at FLW’s LA peri­od. Here in Wis­con­sin he is so strong­ly asso­ci­at­ed with the prairie school, right­ly revered; a cri­tique of his oth­er peri­ods is a wel­come broad­en­ing of per­spec­tive. I built my own mod­est home with the prairie influ­enced goals of bring­ing the out­side in and sit­ting light­ly on the land. How inter­est­ing to see organ­ic archi­tec­ture flipped to cre­ate such mam­moth and fore­bod­ing fortress­es.

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