Art: Genius, Inc.

Strange and condoned has been the existence of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Erotic and impulsive, he deserted his wife and six children to live with a Mrs. Mamah Bostwick Cheney and her two children, family of a Chicago businessman. For himself and them he built a splendidly original home on a rocky hill at Spring Green, southern Wisconsin. A thin-lipped Barbados Negro, their butler, one day chopped Mistress Cheney, her children and four neighbors to death with an axe and burned down the house. When Architect Wright rebuilt it, Miriam Noel, English...

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