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VOL. 3 / NO. 2

40 pages :: Issue author Randolph C. Henning

This issue focuses on the American System-Built Houses project (ASBH), also known sometimes as Wright’s American Ready-Cut method of building. Frank Lloyd Wright’s interest in the challenge of providing low to moderate-cost quality housing was prevalent throughout his entire
seventy-five year career. A collaboration of client and architect, the idea of a predetermined mass customization of elements with a menu of options presented Wright an opportunity to explore the idea of housing on a larger, broad based democratic scale. With never-before-published photos, brochures, and full-color reproductions of rare ASBH marketing lithographs, this issue explores one of Wright's most intriguing architectural explorations.

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