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Wright Gets His Due

March 06, 1988

It's good to see Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the finest architects of our time, or any time, finally getting the recognition he so justly deserves ("Wright's 'Usonian' House Draws Crowds in Dallas" Feb. 28).

He's the only architect I know of who has inspired a tribute to by a rock music group (Simon and Garfunkel's 1969 song "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright").

Even a sports owner (Thomas Monaghan, owner of the Detroit Tigers) is getting into the act and making the "Wright" decision by showing some class and culture, and pouring some megabucks (13 million) into the Center for the Study of Frank Lloyd Wright in Ann Arbor, Mich., buying everything from Wright-designed chairs to leaded windows.

Wright, who lived to be only 90 (1869-1959), not 92, as the article contends, once made the poignant comment: "No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belong to it, so hill and house could live together, each the happier for the other."

KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN

Cypress

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