Monday, January 12, 2009

On Loving Frank

A moment to reflect on one of my latest reads...

Loving Frank is a captivating account of the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney presented as fiction. Fact in fiction. An elaborately pieced together story based solely on remnants of correspondence, glimpses through Wright's autobiography, and family lore. So close to reality it is hard to distinguish the nuances that must remain labeled fiction. I highly recommend visiting the website for the book. Beautifully designed, a lesson in architecture and it's life in Frank Lloyd Wright. Click on the book cover in the sidebar or go here.

Coincidentally, just the other evening while wading through numerous uninteresting television programs, I stopped on a PBS documentary on the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Perfect timing!

2 comments:

Elizabeth down the street said...

The dentist office in Peabody where we take the kids was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, according to a plaque on the wall... Just noticed it today and here you are, talking about him!

deb said...

Cool!