Alongside newly discovered site photographs and Frank Lloyd Wright’s original drawings, more than 50 previously unpublished letters between Wright (American, 1867–1959) and his client, artist Rose Pauson, chronicle the design and construction of one of the architect’s most creative houses—the Pauson House in Phoenix, Arizona. The letters reveal ongoing debates over bills andvdesign changes and the emotions behind these arguments, offering a rare candid glimpse behind the formal image of Frank Lloyd Wright. No other book so fully reveals the architect’s personality and working methods through his correspondence with a client.
Edited and introduced by Allan Wright Green, the great-nephew of Rose Pauson, and with a foreword by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer,vdirector of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, the book is available through Pomegranate Press for $24.95: http://www.pomegranate.com
Pomegranate offers a wide range of art and architecture books, including C. F. A. Voysey: Architect, Designer, Individualist,vEdward Hopper’s New England, and Louis Sullivan: Creating a New American Architecture, all available in March 2011.