Have we reached peak Frank Lloyd Wright? Have we reached peak New York City? How many more books do we need on these two subjects? None, unless the book should break new ground and offer new information and fresh perspectives. And that’s the case with Wright and New York: The Making of America’s Architect by Anthony Alofsin. The subject of Frank Lloyd Wright’s complicated relationship with New York City has been the subject of two other books I’ve read. Herbert Muschamp’s Man About Town: Frank Lloyd Wright in New York City appeared from the mit Press in 1983, nine years before Muschamp became the architecture critic of The New York Times. Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954–1959, by Jane King Hession and Debra Pickrel, was...

 
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