Art: Ahead of His Time

Frank Lloyd Wright, 78, was a little worried. While designing a mortuary for San Francisco's Nicholas P. Daphne, the dean of U.S. architecture got to wondering "if I felt as well as I should. But Nick had a way of referring to the deceased, always, as 'the merchandise,' and that would cheer me up. I pulled through. . . ."

The current issue of the ARCHITECTURAL FORUM, devoted entirely to his work, shows how lively old Frank Lloyd Wright still is. Not long ago, he asked a news photographer to use tissue over his flashbulbs...

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