It lays out a landscape of habitations (Frank Lloyd Wrightís designs for 'servantless families,' fox dens in an embankment, the two-mile long face of Chicagoís Robert Taylor public housing project, etc.) and crosses and recrosses the line between poetry and prose. The book is an acknowledgment of the ìterrible franknessî of color, pleasureís distance, and the similarity of equivocation and argument.
Prairie Style is the turn inland. ìInland, one needs something more racial, say bigger, than mountains.î