“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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THE LATEST FROM ‘MS. KEIRAN’.

Black and white photograph looking up at stone and plaster at Taliesin. Taken by William "Beye" Fyfe (1910-2001). The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

More Things I Learned at Taliesin

Reading Time: 5 minutes Beye Fyfe took this photo while looking up at Taliesin, either in the late fall or early spring. It’s a close-up of that balcony I talked about in my last post. That is: what is carbide gas? I discovered this while researching the history of Taliesin’s lighting and electricity and will write about it in […]

 

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Looking northeast at Taliesin's "Birdwalk" during hte summer, with the hills in the background.

When was Taliesin’s Birdwalk built?

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry. I’ll explain it, then tell you when it was built. I’m writing this because a website subscriber wrote me that question after my last post. You can can also subscribe, by hitting the subscribe button at the bottom of the post. It doesn’t cost anything […]

 

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Photograph by Clarence Fuermann, 1926-28 of Frank Lloyd Wright's bedroom (now Taliesin's Guest Bedroom). Showing bed, furniture, and a door on the right to the terrace.

Another Taliesin mystery that I missed:

Reading Time: 6 minutes I know you think I know everything at least if I listen to my mom and oldest sister But, this post is where I come clean about something I missed about the history of Taliesin. it’s only one thing in the pile of things that I know I have missed and I say that and […]

 

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