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Sublimely Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer Taschen, 2015, 504 pages, $130   Frank Lloyd Wright was famous. The murder at Taliesin in Wisconsin on August 15, 1914, of Mamah Cheney, her two children, a draftsman and three workmen by a crazed black servant who set the Wright residence on fire, captured national attention. Before this calamity, Wright had scandalised Chicago society when he abandoned his wife and ran off to Europe with Mamah, the free-thinking wife of a client. Wright’s residential designs were a favourite of Hollywood, which did much to fix his architecture in the American imagination. His houses…

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