Sunday, September 4, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City Architecture

ISBN 978-1467118606
Above Cover of FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND MASON CITY: Architectural Heart of the Prairie (2016), a new book (out soon) about Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin, Marion Mahony Griffin, and others in relation to the extraordinary cluster of Prairie School architectural gems in Mason City, Iowa. Written by design historian Roy R. Behrens, with a preface by Australian art historian Ann Elias.

With the recent restorations of Wright's Stockman House, and his City National Bank and Park Inn (his only surviving hotel, now functioning again as an historic bed and breakfast site), Mason City has been cited by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of the top fourteen favorite cities among architectural enthusiasts. More…>>>


Alasdair McGregor, Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. Camberwell VIC: Penguin Books, 2009±

[The Rock Crest / Rock Glen neighborhood in Mason City] is the most successfully realized Prairie School development anywhere in America.

Rock Crest / Rock Glen area in Mason City IA