Today marks the would-be 145th birthday of America's Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The late legend made a firm commitment to the American middle class, brought his Prairie style to the masses with the Usonian projects, and endured much personal hardship on his way to become the country's most famous and lauded architect. Beloved as he is by historical hindsight, some of his contemporaries weren't so keen...on competing with him. Fellow midcentury icon Philip Johnson admitted in an interview that he "hated" Frank Lloyd Wright, a feeling he describes as a combination of "envy and contempt and misunderstanding, all of which gets mixed up with his genius." Click here for the PBS video.
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