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 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, a […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Looking (plan) north at Taliesin in the background in The Valley of Wright’s family. I took this photograph in April 2015. “Frank Lloyd Wright loved nature” is something a lot of us know (if you didn’t know that until now, just look like you’re thinking deeply about it and the Frankophiles won’t notice). However, he […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Looking south in the Hillside Drafting Studio, with its flooring. The black and white photograph on the right shows the V.C. Morris Gift Shop, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in San Francisco (currently a men’s clothing store). In this post, I am diving into the flooring at the Hillside Drafting Studio on Wright’s Taliesin Estate. […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Looking (plan) north at the door to the alcove of Taliesin’s Drafting Studio. Recently, I came across what I wrote to myself during Taliesin’s Save America’s Treasures project in 2003-04. It reminded me of one of the “finds” during that project. That’s what I’m going to write about in this post. This is not the […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Frank Lloyd Wright (left) with his wife, Olgivanna, and friend, writer Alexander Woollcott outside the architect’s home, Taliesin, 1935-43. Woollcott holds a baby goat. The west wall of a bedroom is in the background. This became Wright’s bedroom in 1936. My years of working at Taliesin Preservation gave me time to uncover the history of […]
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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."
Whenever I have a question regarding anything Taliesin-related Keiran Murphy is the first person I turn to."
… 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."