Fallingwater Rising - by Franklin Toker - is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. It is also an enthralling family drama, involving Edgar J. Kaufmann, his beautiful wife, Liliane, and their son, Edgar Jr., whose own role in the creation of Fallingwater and its ongoing reputation is central to the story. Involving such key figures of the 1930s as Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Henry R. Luce, William Randolph Hearst, Ayn Rand, and Franklin Roosevelt, Fallingwater Rising shows us how E. J. Kaufmann’s house became a fundamental icon of American life - the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937.
- Paperback - 6" x 9"
- 496 pages