An archived page of a 2010 newspaper article in The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin about a tour created at Taliesin Preservation after the publication of the book, Loving Frank, which greatly increased interest in Taliesin. Includes a talk with me about the tour (which is no longer offered).
They’re really yummy. Some of the photographs there at the Huntington were not published in that issue. In addition, there are copies of the photos that you see that are both in color and in black & white.
Here’s another link from the House Beautiful website that talks about Wright and his designs.
Scroll down to see photographs taken of Wright’s winter home in Arizona.
Khan has been creating digital animations of destroyed Wright buildings online for several years. This work has included a rendition of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo (destroyed 1967-68) and Wright’s Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo (destroyed 1950).
That exhibit directly relates to their Taliesin animation: an owner of a Bruce Goff home, who has worked for years with Taliesin, started talking to the owners of Skyline Ink, which led to the idea of digitally recreating Taliesin I. Skyline Ink got to work on the animation and the Goff house owner1 asked me to help with their research (which I’m happy to say they were pleased with).
1I’d give his name, but I’m not sure how he’d feel about that.
At 40 seconds in, as he’s swinging the camera around and says, “there’s nothing around” his view swings past Taliesin in the distance.
Young adult writer, Scott Westerfeld, took a tour at Taliesin with a friend, leading to their discussion on the merits, and problems, with Taliesin versus Zombies. Westerfeld enjoyed the house, which is why I can let him go by with the mistakes he made (eg: Wright never married Mamah).
A fun and interesting podcast on a variety of subjects.
From the Library of Congress. I transcribed this last year during their campaign to get people to type out writing from the LoC for which Optical Character Recognition (OCR) doesn’t work. I posted this because the writing is just beautiful to see.
He never studied under Wright, but his work is fascinating.
An article about growing up in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.
I suppose we should get a machine to help us scavenge old garbage dumps to collect all those pop tops that I’m sure are sitting there.
Last edited March 8, 2021
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."