Got my July issue of FH and read the article by Bob Deshotels on yet another one of Frank Loyd Wright’s designs that is being expensively “rehabilitated”. Am I missing an important point here?
I have always tried to believe that residential architects have an important role to play in designing and creating sound housing that provides comfort, pleasure and pride in the lives of the owners, and also makes a positive and lasting contribution to the community.
Yet over the years, I can’t honestly say that I see any of the above-mentioned, admittedly personal, criteria being evident (to me) in Mr. Wright’s designs and construction methods, let alone his business practices. I feel that if this sort of article was written about a carpenter’s work, then one would be ill-advised to consider any of that person’s work. Seriously, what am I missing? And this is not intended to be read as sarcasm.