Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Frankly Amazing Woman

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Anyone interested in early 20th century architecture might recognize the name Mamah Borthwick Cheney as being the woman who was Frank Lloyd Wright's lover - for whom he left his wife and family, which caused a scandal that rocked not only Chicago's society, but also the world of architecture. For those who don't know of Wright, he was of the Mies van der Rohe's "less is more" school of architecture (quoted as saying, "less is only more when more is bad"). To this, Wright added his own organic elements in trying to make buildings blend in and feel like they belonged to their natural surroundings.

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"Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (USA, Canada and Australia), iTunes (iBook and audiobook), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris, Better World Books or from an IndieBound store near you. This is a revised version of my review on Curious Book Fans and Dooyoo (under my username TheChocolateLady), which also appeared on {the now defunct} Yahoo! Contributor Network. 

Nancy Horan is also the author of "Under the Wide and Starry Sky"
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