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Two years later, the same architect had the same professor for a building systems class. In the first session of that class, the professor gave a long, glowing presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright's work. Afterwards, the architect asked the professor about this reversal of attitude. Apparently, the professor had had the opportunity to tour the Johnson Wax Building and, immediately upon entering, realized that he had been completely wrong about Wright.
I asked one professor why Wright was typically avoided. The answer I received was that his 'style' is too personal, and is too often parroted by students without an understanding of the underlying concepts that were either consciously or subconsciously employed by Wright. Also, he left behind no known sketchbooks to observe his thought process. Kahn, Aalto, and Le Corbusier provide clearer 'less stylized' examples of basic concepts to be taught in a studio setting and left behind volumes of preliminary studies available for student consumption.
At that time and since, I took this to mean we must learn to crawl before we run. To study Wright's work in depth is to drink from a firehose. I've poured over the Monographs off and on for 15 years and continue to discover the subtleties, clarity, and genius of Wright's work. Other architect's work is good and even great at times, but Wright was different.
"Well, there you are!"