Reflections from the Shining Brow


A unique portrait of Wright from a very different and insightful perspective.” – Midwest Book Review


Kamal Amin, a young architect from Cairo, come to America to serve as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. When he arrives at Taliesen, Wright’s headquarters, he discovers the pervasive presence of Olgivanna Lazovich, Wright’s third wife. ┬áHer spirit, as well as the spirit of her teacher, George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, dominate the environment. Kamal remains at Taliesen, working with Wright until Mri. Wright died, then stayed for ten more years. In his careen and in his association with Taliesen, he met many celebrities, but no one so powerful as Olgivanna, a complex woman worshiped by some, vilified by others.