Monday, June 8, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday

Frank Lloyd Wright was born 142 years ago on June 8, 1867. The publication of Nancy Horan's novel, Loving Frank (2007) and T. Coraghessan Boyle's The Women (2009) which explored Wright's extramarital affairs and were popular with reading groups, has brought Wright back into the spotlight. Searching the BHPL catalog reveals at least 22 books about Wright's life and works owned by the library. For more information on the architect go to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation website or check out:

Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders by William R. Drennan (364.1523 DRE)

The Fellowship: the untold story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman (Bio Wright)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater a DVD in the Documentary section (DVD DOC FRA)

Frank Lloyd Wright: Force of Nature by Eric Peter Nash (720 Wright)

or buy Dover's Stained Glass Window Design's of Frank Lloyd Wright, a Dover Coloring Book and spend some relaxing time coloring Wright's designs in nature's subtle prairie colors.

Window pictured from the Avery Coonley Playhouse, MOMA collection.

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