Wright and New York

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Roderick Grant
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Wright and New York

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Anthony Alofsin has come out with a new biography of FLW that makes some questionable claims about the impact New York City had on his architecture from as far back as 1909. Has anyone seen this book?

SDR
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Re: Wright and New York

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I haven't seen the book yet. There's this, from last year: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 2&t=12628S

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Wright and New York

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Ah, yes. Now I recall that post.
There are a host of critics who praise the book rather excessively, all of whom are New York-based, which seems to me likely to be biased. So many New Yorkers (by which I mean Manhattanites) think all good things emanate from their island. That there is so much previously unpublished information on FLW's connection to NYC that it calls for a re-writing of history, I find unconvincing. His connection in 1909, for instance, would have been inevitable, since he shipped out to Europe through there, but how does that constitute an influence on his work?

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