Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings and Legacy in Japan
Frank Lloyd Wright, the greatest architects of the 20th century, was deeply indebted to Japan for its aesthetic inspiration. This is the story of how he repaid that debt.
Wright sought refuge in Japan when he faced public condemnation at home. For six tumultuous years, he struggled to complete the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, an enormous commission that would help turn his career around. During the construction of the hotel, he forged lasting relationships with Japanese architects who went on to alter Japan's cityscapes and mentor a new generation of architects.
Against the backdrop of the most turbulent century in history, Wright's obsession with Japan - and Japan's own obsession with Wright - vividly reminds us that the creative spirit knows no borders.