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Frank Lloyd Wright death...

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April 09, 1959

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, April 9, 1959

* Frank Lloyd Wright death (1st report)
* Famous American architect

This 72 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "Frank Lloyd Wright, 89, Architecture Genius, Dies" with one column photo of Wright.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works.[1]

Wright promoted organic architecture (exemplified by Fallingwater), was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture (exemplified by the Robie House and the Westcott House), and developed the concept of the Usonian home (exemplified by the Rosenbaum House). His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, hotels, and museums. Wright also often designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass.

Wright authored 20 books and many articles, and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio.

Already well-known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time".

Category: The 20th Century