Attention, Prairie School aficionados! If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Frank Lloyd Wright home or tending a Jens Jensen-designed garden, scoop up Cathy Jean Maloney’s new book, The Gardener’s Cottage in Riverside, Illinois: Living in a “Small Masterpiece” by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, and Frederick Law Olmsted. Maloney writes lovingly of her historic Riverside home, which was designed by this trio of architectural superstars in the early 1900s. The charming volume—part personal essay and part history lesson—is like a scrapbook overflowing with antique photos, vintage blueprints, and the author’s own homegrown snapshots. The book debuts April 15. Find it in most local bookstores.
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