Nov 24, 2008

Ladies Man?

There are two books that came out recently about Frank Lloyd Wright- seems the architect had more than just houses on his mind! Both books explore FLW's well known philandering.

In Loving Frank, fact and fiction come together to tell the tale of a man (FLW) who was having an affair with Mamah Borthwick Cheney.
How they knew each other: her husband had commissioned Frank to design a home for them...(scandalous!) Novel focuses on their dramatic love story- I saw it at Borders the other week...might have to get it!
Then another interesting historical novel came out called The Women, written by T.C. Boyle. (Fun fact: Boyle currently lives in a home designed by Mr. Wright.) He details out the architect's real life relationships with four women.
Who knew there was so much controversy hidden behind Frank's prairie style homes!

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