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The joy of architecture

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Excitable readers will be waiting with baited breath for the latest biography of Frank Lloyd Wright to hit the shelves. Astragal, for one, can’t wait. The reason for this sweaty-palmed excitement is that this ain't any ordinary book, oh no. The Fellowship, is, according to reports, a steamy saucepot of an architectural bonkbuster. Page eight sees the authors – Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman – describing the teenage Lloyd Wright daydreaming about sex and drifting into his 'moist dream space'. And page 17 sees an extraordinary description of the architectural protégé watching his mentor Louis Sullivan at the drafting table – 'the languid lines coursing through his ornamental detailing’ – to the point where Frankie becomes 'ashamed by his own pleasure'. Astragal’s getting a little hot under the collar…

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