More than a biography of America's greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo is a story of family, friendship, and the meaning of home in American life. This one-hour program on DVD, produced by WNED Buffalo/Toronto, explores how the friendship between Frank Lloyd Wright and his wealthy Buffalo client, Darwin Martin, affected the structural aesthetic of a major American city and made a significant impact on architectural history. Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo is narrated by actor, David Ogden Stiers. Armand Assante provides the voice of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The program features spectacular cinematography of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, his home and studios in Oak Park, Illinois and Spring Green, Wisconsin, and dramatic footage of significant architecture in Buffalo, New York. The program also utilizes numerous interpretive interviews with such noted scholars as Neil Levine, Professor of Architecture at Harvard University; Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic for The New Yorker; and Wright biographer Meryle Secrest. Wright's grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright, and the grandchildren of Darwin Martin also share personal stories. Mingled with rare archival imagery, these elements are all are woven together with a powerful and poignant soundtrack.
Funding for Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo was provided by The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, the Zemsky Family Foundation, The Buffalo News, The Gioia Family Fund, and the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau. Producer: WNED Buffalo/Toronto. Producer: Paul Lamont. Executive Producers: John Grant and David Rotterman.