Architectures Odd Couple
Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
In American architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history. In Architecture's Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men, presenting an arresting portrait of modern architecture's odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other.
Hugh Howard's numerous books include
Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the War of 1812;
The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art;
Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson; the definitive
Thomas Jefferson: Architect; his memoir
House-Dreams; and the classic
Houses of the Founding Fathers. He resides in upstate New York.