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Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright

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Priscilla J. Henken lived at Taliesin with her husband David as part of The Fellowship, the group of acolytes who made Taliesin an architectural colony from the 1930s through the 1950s. Her lively description of day-to-day life on a communal working farm in south central Wisconsin provides unique insights into the world of Wright during the period and will fascinate Wright enthusiasts as well as those with specialized interest in midcentury architecture; social and spiritual movements; and the clash of cultures represented by two socialist, Jewish New Yorkers and the Midwestern farm community at Taliesin. Henken vividly describes the daily program, from cooking duties to editing the great architect's autobiography and watching films. The internecine battles of the apprentices and the contentious relationship between Wright, the apprentices, and his third wife, Olgivanna Lazovich, enliven the account. Annotations supplement the diary, and accompanying essays by several scholars explore the cultural history of the period.

Synopsis:

The first publication of the diary of a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, 1942-43, with notes, contextual essays, and contemporaneous photographs.

About the Author

Sarah Leavitt is a curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393733808
Author:
Henken, Priscilla J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Leavitt, Sarah
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Frank Lloyd Wright
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
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"Synopsis" by , The first publication of the diary of a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, 1942-43, with notes, contextual essays, and contemporaneous photographs.
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