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THURSDAY

That control freak you worked for at Big Bro Inc., with his penchant for hovering, ain’t got nothin’ on Frank Lloyd Wright. Now there was an ego. Wright’s dictatorial practice included designing every last thing in his homes—furniture, windows, light fixtures, even humans (for client Isabelle Martin, he fashioned a dress flattering to his ornament). Just imagine the dictates emanating from the bowels of Taliesin—I need a Tree of Life pattern on the backs of two million cockroaches, pronto! Now you don’t have to: Lois Gottlieb was a Wright apprentice for two years in the late ’40s, and she’s dishing. Get the dirt on Wright when Gottlieb gives a slide-illustrated lecture on her experiences working with the master at 6:45 p.m. at the American Institute of Architects Boardroom, 1735 New York Ave. NW. $5. For reservations call (202) 626-7387. (Jessica Dawson)