Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House – The Book, Coming Spring 2021

We’re thrilled to report that the new book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House – How an Omission Transformed the Architect’s Legacy, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, will be on store shelves in the spring of 2021.

This book unpacks how and why Wright abruptly terminated his most ambitious project, the American System-Built Homes — never to speak of them again — but then continued on a lifelong quest to design beautiful homes for the working class.

Historians, architecture buffs, and Wrightophiles alike will be fascinated to read an untold history, filling a crucial gap in the architect’s oeuvre, supported with many previously un-published drawings and photographs.

Early reviewers are excited:

“Beautifully written. A significant contribution to the field.”

– Michael Desmond, LSU School of Architecture

“A welcome light on a shadowy period. Filled with intrigue [and] conflict.”

– John Gurda, author of The Making of Milwaukee

Check back here and with the UW Press ( for updates and additional details as they come available.

Written by Nicholas D. Hayes, featuring photographs by Sara Stathas and a Foreword by Barbara Gordon, Executive Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

Image courtesy of Shorewood Historical Society, donated by the Dorothy Hoffmann.

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