“I love this book.”Stu Levitan, Madison Bookbeat, WORT FM
“I have read A LOT of books on Frank Lloyd Wright, but this one may be one of the best. The author, a non-academic, writes in a clear crisp way and his insights into Wright, Russell Barr Williamson and Arthur Richards are quite unique and based on the facts at hand. I encourage you to read this book.”P. Ringstrom, Member of the FLWBC – Wright Chat
Hayes takes “a small piece of Wright’s history and peels that time back to expose the concepts, the workings and the ultimate failure of the American System Built house.
He has given a forgotten and important house life again and because of this effort on his part it is likely that interest in the ASBH will grow and more of them that have been lost for a century will be found.
Anyone that studies FLLW should be excited about that.”Karl K. Amazon
“Frank Lloyd Wright fans, or “Wrightophiles,” will delight in this saga of a small but mighty house, and the exasperated genius behind its design.”M. Nola, Foreword Reviews
“Beautifully written. A significant contribution to the field, this volume provides a useful unpacking of one of the largest and not yet thoroughly studied projects of the architect’s career. Hayes’s description of this early independent building program in line with Wright’s overall aesthetic aims are on point.”Michael Desmond PhD, Louisiana State University School of Architecture
“Such a readable, personal and deep-diving work about a local Wright house hasn’t been written in years, if ever.”B. Tanzilo, OnMilwaukee
“Like any story about Frank Lloyd Wright, this includes passion, feuding, and a little tweaking of history. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House is great for local history buffs and Wright-o-philes alike.”D. Goldin, Boswell Book Company
“Hayes shines a welcome light on a shadowy period in the life of an American luminary. His story is filled with intrigue, conflict, and, always, the protean creativity of Frank Lloyd Wright at his most democratic.”John Gurda, author of The Making of Milwaukee
“This book is for everyone who loves – or hates – their house and why that might be. It is also for the lover of architecture. It reveals Frank Lloyd Wright’s struggles more so than his accomplishments.”A Koutis, Goodreads
“…an inherently interesting and fully engaging read throughout. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented … must be considered a high priority addition to community, college and university library architecture collections in general, and Frank Lloyd Wright supplemental studies curriculums in particular.”Midwest Book Review
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