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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Taliesin



Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, in 1867. He began building this house in 1911, named Taliesin (Welsh, meaning "shining brow"), in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The better-known house is Taliesin West, but this one evolved over time, and he lived here most of his life.

I have not toured the house itself, which was closed to visitors when we went, but the Hillside Studio and Theatre are dramatic and moving to see. For more information, see the Wright in Wisconsin site.

1 comment:

Osprey said...

Years ago a Usonian house was built as a temporary display by the Bellevue Art Museum - possibly a touring exhibit, I can't remember. It's a shame that even with brilliant minds focussed on the idea of liveable houses for the masses most houses built today suck bigtime in every category.