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Building Taliesin

Author : Ron McCrea
ISBN : 9780870206375
Genre : Architecture
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Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents, and a stunning assemblage of photographs - many of which have never before been published - author Ron McCrea tells the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, which would be the architect's principal residence for the rest of his life. Photos taken by Wright's associates show rare views of Taliesin under construction and illustrate Wright's own recollections of the first summer there and the craftsmen who worked on the site. The book also brings to life Wright’s "kindred spirit," "she for whom Taliesin had first taken form," Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick had each abandoned their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright's beloved Wisconsin valley. The shocking murder and fire that took place at Taliesin in August 1914 brought this first phase of life at Taliesin to a tragic end.

Death In A Prairie House

Author : William R. Drennan
ISBN : 0299222144
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The most pivotal and yet least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children dear to the architect and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark residence, near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Unaccountably, the details of that shocking crime have been largely ignored by Wright’s legion of biographers—a historical and cultural gap that is finally addressed in William Drennan’s exhaustively researched Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders. In response to the scandal generated by his open affair with the proto-feminist and free love advocate Mamah Borthwick Cheney, Wright had begun to build Taliesin as a refuge and "love cottage" for himself and his mistress (both married at the time to others). Conceived as the apotheosis of Wright’s prairie house style, the original Taliesin would stand in all its isolated glory for only a few months before the bloody slayings that rocked the nation and reduced the structure itself to a smoking hull. Supplying both a gripping mystery story and an authoritative portrait of the artist as a young man, Drennan wades through the myths surrounding Wright and the massacre, casting fresh light on the formulation of Wright’s architectural ideology and the cataclysmic effects that the Taliesin murders exerted on the fabled architect and on his subsequent designs. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Association

Growing Up In A Frank Lloyd Wright House

Author : Kim Bixler
ISBN : 0965242617
Genre : Architect-designed houses
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Kim Bixler's family owned Frank Lloyd Wright's 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, New York from 1977-1994. Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House recounts the joys and pitfalls of owning a Wright-designed home. The tumultuous history of the house is recounted through interviews with former and current owners. Living with the public's curiosity, playing hide-and-seek, coping with the habitually leaky roof, and managing constant renovations make this an unforgettable story.

Years With Frank Lloyd Wright

Author : Edgar Tafel
ISBN : 0486248011
Genre : Architecture
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This insightful memoir by a former apprentice presents a revealing portrait of the great American architect, providing illuminating anecdotes about Wright's Prairie home and Oak Park periods, and much more.

The Wright 3

Author : Blue Balliett
ISBN : 9780545362320
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the New York Times-bestselling team behind Chasing Vermeer comes another thought-provoking art mystery featuring Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house--now in After Words paperback! Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3-D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.

Loving Frank

Author : Nancy Horan
ISBN : 9781848940222
Genre : Fiction
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Abandoning their families and reputations, the lovers fled to Europe and exile. Mamah's actions branded her an unnatural mother and society relished her persecution. For the rest of her life Mamah paid an extraordinary price for moving outside society's rules, in a time that was unforgiving of a woman's quest for fulfilment and personal happiness. Headstrong and honest, her love for Frank was unstoppable. This portrait of her life as his muse and soulmate is a moving, passionate and timeless love story.

Building The Pauson House

Author : Allan Wright Green
ISBN : 0764958887
Genre : Architecture
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On April 11, 1943, in the desert hills of Phoenix, Arizona, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pauson House burned to the ground. Work had been completed just one year earlier. Thanks to an astounding archive of letters exchanged by Wright (American, 1867-1959) and his client, artist Rose Pauson, the house lives on as a dialogue between two dynamic and creative people. In Building the Pauson House, the reproduction of more than fifty previously unpublished letters written between 1938 and 1943 - alongside rare site photographs and architectural drawings - chronicles the design and construction of a house that tested Wright's commitment to integrating his buildings into their natural environment. The correspondence provides a rare glimpse into another important challenge for the architect: pleasing the client. In note after note, Pauson's and Wright's personalities shine through: as they tussle over bills and design changes, frustrations emerge on both sides. But despite their differences and the occasional crisis, client and architect displayed the resolute optimism and consideration of a time gone by; Wright wrote: "If the house doesn't fit you from the soles of your feet to the top of your head it wouldn't be one of our houses."

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