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 This is the forty-first edition of the FLlW UPDATE @ FrankLloydWrightInfo.com.

a supplement to the printed FLlW UPDATE, this update 21 March 2018

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This site is maintained by William Allin Storrer, Ph.D.,  Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and author of The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion now in a revised edition, and The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, a complete catalog, now in its fourth edition.

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 Much as The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, a complete catalog will last long after I have died, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Companion will remain the one work with all of Wright’s built work with plans, the four Wright-related books here are equally important. The two written by me detail Wright from his birth in Bear Run Wisconsin first to his creation of an American Architecture (Prairie), then from 1910 to his discovering how to abstract from client and site to create unique and affordable housing for a Democratic America. In these, to make understanding plans easier for those not familiar with architectural practices,  all are oriented with north at the top of the page. The third book is by me, but not written,” authored is the better term, for a volume showing for the first time ever the work of a great architect in plans all to the same scale, allowing a comparison of works by size. Size matters.


The fourth book was written by Taliesin Fellow Milton Stricker, but edited, formatted, and otherwise organized for publication by me. Milton was told by Frank Lloyd Wright that an abstraction Milton had made of the MacDowell mountains, the backdrop to Taliesin West, that his drawing was “the beginning of architecture.” Here was the key to how Wright designed,  a key the master would never publically articulate. Wright’s approach was to send the apprentices out into the desert where nature, the desert plants,  would show them designs if only they would look. Read this book and you have an explanation of how such abstraction is done.  Wright even chose the unit module on which a client’s house would be

built by abstracting the client’s character.


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The final item is a study of Edward Albee'sWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? from four viewpoints. Something like Roshomon or the movie Z.


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