Thursday, June 08, 2017

"Like a Drama of Sophocles"

"The L.A. houses are also austere enough to be off-putting. Yet what historians and critics have generally failed to see is that they were inscrutable and even crypt-like not by accident but by design. They were places for Wright to bury the grief he’d been shouldering for nearly a decade, since Mamah Borthwick, the woman he’d abandoned his family and career for, was brutally murdered in 1914."

On the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, Christopher Hawthorne in the Los Angeles Times argues that "the five Los Angeles houses Wright produced in the early 1920s remain underappreciated and largely misunderstood."

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