“A good building is the greatest of poems.”

“There is nothing so hypnotic as the truth.”

“The human soul grows by what it gives as well as what it feeds on.”

“Every great architect is—necessarily—a great poet.”

“Beauty in all forms is inspirational.”

Keiran Murphy

Keiran Murphy has been the principal historic researcher at Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright located outside of Spring Green, WI. Murphy has been involved in the research, preservation and interpretation of the five-building complex on the Taliesin Estate, co-author (with architectural historian Anne Biebel) of a published article on a find at Wright’s Hillside structure, as well as the Hillside Comprehensive Chronology.

She served as co-curator of “Taliesin: the Work of a Lifetime” in 2011, has given a number of PowerPoint presentations on the history of Wright, his home, his family, and his Taliesin Fellowship community, narrated a 3-D Virtual tour of Taliesin, and has consulted on several books about Wright and Taliesin. Murphy received her MA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin and her BFA from Emerson College, in Boston, MA.

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Color photo taken at ground level under Taliesin's horse stable. Photograph by Keiran Murphy

Newspaper under Taliesin’s Horse Stable

Reading Time: 6 minutes No, not Taliesin’s first horse stable (as seen in this post). I’m talking about the other Taliesin horse stable. The one he added some time in the Taliesin II era (you know, “The Forgotten Middle Child of Taliesin“). I think he stopped using the first stable when he started having draftsmen live with him. So […]



Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.

Frank Lloyd Wright: architect of millionaires… or maybe not

Reading Time: 5 minutes In today’s post I’m going to write about the public perception of Wright as the millionaire’s architect, countered by his attempts to design and build homes for people in the middle class. It’s not surprising that when you think of Frank Lloyd Wright, you think he only designed for rich people. Because You hear he […]



Opening Taliesin for the tour season

Reading Time: 6 minutes A photograph of Taliesin’s Living Room that I took during the first week of House Opening in 2006. I opened the front door yesterday and stepped outside for a moment to experience rain coming down in 50F (10C) temps. Due to this, I was pushed back into “House Opening”. That is, I remembered the work […]



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