Reading Time: 7 minutes This is a drawing of a building that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his aunts and their Hillside Home School. They ran the school, which was south of Spring Green, Wisconsin, for almost 30 years. Wright designed this structure for them in 1901. This drawing was published in 1910. Previously, I wrote about the project […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Abstraction looking (plan) north at Taliesin against the hill in Wisconsin. Pen, ink, and paint. By Gene Masselink. Eugene Meyer “Gene” Masselink (1910-1962): Taliesin Fellowship, 1933 until his death. This post will be about him, and why I like him. Gene was born in South Africa, then his family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is a photograph of the cover of “The Album”. The image was sent to me by the person selling it through the online auction site, Ebay, in January 2005. Since we’re in January, I’ll take the time to expand my story of “The Album” that I mentioned months ago in my entry, “Post-it Notes […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Color photo taken in 1955 in Wright’s bedroom at Taliesin. There’s a framed photo on his desk, near the barrel chair. It shows his aunts (Jennie and Nell Lloyd Jones) on the left, and his mother on the right. Anna, as in Anna Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright’s mother. This post is about Anna in […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is a photograph of a room that I spent part of an afternoon contemplating and figuring out. Not this year (we were in Arizona!). No, this took place in the aughts. Why are you talking now? I thought I would bring this up because late December/New Years reminds me of something I did before […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes A desert landscape outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. Taken December 2021. Beating the wave of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, we went to Arizona the second week of December. We went there for the Open House at the Organic Architecture + Design Archives. The OA+D Archives was founded by people who have wanted to secure the […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Looking (plan) west in Taliesin’s Garden Room. Everything you see in the room (except for the plant and thermometer) was designed or owned by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright, re-use I thought about this yesterday when seeing a link to a video through Taliesin Preservation’s Facebook page. Their link went to a video put up by […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes The model of Broadacre City, Wright’s idea/design for decentralized living. Photo taken while the model—mentioned in the post below—was displayed against the north wall of the Dana Gallery at the Hillside building on the Taliesin estate. Raggedkompany took this photograph in 2008/09.1 One day over 16 years ago, a woman came in for a tour […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes The photograph with snow was taken in one of the courtyards of Taliesin, in Wisconsin. The photograph below it shows a portion of Taliesin West in Arizona. In my post last week I wrote about how sometimes people think that Taliesin is not Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, but is actually the House on the Rock, […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes A screenshot of the entrance to the drive that you take to the House on the Rock. The House on the Rock is a Wisconsin attraction designed and built by Alex Jordan (Jr.) on a column of stone, starting in 1945. Those who know Taliesin are acquainted with it (in part) because it’s located just […]
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Whenever I have a question regarding anything Taliesin-related Keiran Murphy is the first person I turn to."
Never in my life have I been given a more sensitive and comprehending tour of anything, anywhere. Listening to her talk about Wright and looking at everything she pointed out, I felt as if my eyes had opened to twice their normal size."
… her knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright is close to astonishing. Over many years she has simply absorbed him—and his beloved Taliesin—into her bones.” “I am in awe at her willingness—her delight—in sharing what she knows with others."