Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arizona Biltmore: 'The building speaks for itself'

Thanks to Sharon Boorstin for her piece about the Arizona Biltmore, a favorite destination for me and my wife for many years [“Architectural Gem and a Destination Oasis,” Nov. 19].

I think Boorstin can put at least some air back in the bubble that was burst by the concierge who told her that Albert MacArthur was the architect, not Frank Lloyd Wright, who was a mere “consultant.”

That view is disputed, for Wright’s role is not at all clear. Even the private letters of the two men are full of ambiguity regarding who did what.

Although MacArthur is the architect of record, the building is listed and described in major books about Wright.

For example, William Allin...

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