Anthony Alofsin, a leading authority on Frank Lloyd Wright, is a prize-winning author, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and the Roland Roessner Centennial Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.
Anthony Alofsin's Wright and New York traces the transitive relationship of the architect and the city, as well as the genesis of the bohemian culture of the East Village. -Patti Smith, New York Times Revelatory. -Norman Weinstein, Architectural Record A painstaking research -Luis Fernandez-Galiano, Arquitectura Viva Anthony Alofsin engagingly examines Frank Lloyd Wright's previously unexplored relationship with New York City and the influence one had over the other. Illuminating an atmosphere of turbulent change and a burgeoning bohemian culture, this is the perfect book to read when navigating a city that seems, more than ever, a victim of heartless reconstruction. -Patti Smith A watershed investigation of Wright's life in the 1920s, when he landed, adrift, in New York. The city proved antagonistic, irresistibly so, and transformed him. Alofsin's erudition, compelling prose, and first-rate detective work will alter how you perceive both Wright and Manhattan. -Judith Dupre, New York Times bestselling author of Skyscrapers Alofsin chronicles the relationship between America's greatest architect and its greatest city with the precision of a detective, the perspective of a historian, and the flair of a novelist. -Thomas Mellins, author of New York 1930: Architecture and Urbanism Between the Two World Wars