In Architecture of the Absurd: How "Genius" Disfigured a Practical Art John Silber asks why architect Frank Lloyd Wright became less client friendly in his later years. The answer to this may be that Wright was never particularly focused on the needs of his clients and did not actually develop the architectural works attributed to him. It was his staff doing the good work,
In his talk in Sydney in January, Perry Brown, Director of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries of the Art Institute of Chicago, suggested that Wright was reluctant to give his staff credit for work done in his office. The prairie style, may well be the work of Walter Burley Griffin, when he worked in Wright's pratice. Other work attributed to Wright may be that of Griffin's wife, Marion Mahony Griffin, who worked on commission neglected by Wright.