My grandparents' house in Shorewood, WI was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and I grew up a fan of his work; I used to think the burning of Taliesin a sad, romantic story. Then I read Loving Frank by Nancy Horan and realized he wasn't that great of a guy; but I was intrigued and set out to read The Fellowship, which concentrates on his life after that fire, for 600 pages. So now I can say with certainty that I am no longer a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's, also I'm not going to go out looking for more by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman.
They compiled a lot of photographs and obviously researched a lot, but I didn't like their tone, it seemed as if they wanted to push an agenda, but never got to the point. From the beginning they were breathlessly proclaiming everyone to be so handsome and sensuous despite supplying photographic evidence quite to the contrary. It was hard to read about Frank Lloyd Wright's every single abusive, antisemitic, and sociopathic move and comment. It's incredible that there were so many different people involved in blustery ill-defined organic architecture and weird culty stuff. I did find it interesting that FLW's son John Lloyd Wright invented Lincoln Logs, and that Taliesin Fellowship drop-outs went on to excel in other arenas, like actor Anthony Quinn.