Art: THE 20(TH) CENTURY FORM GIVERS

With modern architecture beginning to mature, its founders are still alive and busier than ever before. The cast:

¶ FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. 87, silver-maned, native-born genius of U.S. architecture, whose pioneering prairie houses and office buildings created a new concept of "organic" architecture, cleaned away the gingerbread, demolished the concept of a building as a box with holes punched in it, and so brought free-flowing space into contemporary architecture.

¶ LE CORBUSIER (real name: Charles Edouard Jean-neret), 68, famed for his open-floor plan, cubes on stilts, and slogan, "a house is a machine for living." Only 20th century master who does not...

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