A Talk and Book Signing with Ron McCrea
author of the newly released book
"Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss."
Friday, July 27th at 7:00 p.m.
Hillside Theater - 6604 Hwy. 23, Spring Green, WI
Free and open to the public.
Prize-winning journalist, Ron McCrea will give a 40-minute talk on his new book, "Building Taliesin," followed by a Q&A and book signing. The book will be available for purchase during the event, which will be held in Frank Lloyd Wright's historic Hillside Theater on the Taliesin Estate. Free and open to the public.
About the Book:
Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents, and a stunning assemblage of photographs—many of which have never before been published—author Ron McCrea tells the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, which would be the architect’s principal residence for the rest of his life. Photos taken by Wright’s associates show rare views of Taliesin under construction and illustrate Wright’s own recollections of the first summer there and the craftsmen who worked on the site.
The book also brings to life Wright’s “kindred spirit,” “she for whom Taliesin had first taken form,” Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick had each had abandoned their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright’s beloved Wisconsin valley. The shocking murder and fire that took place at Taliesin in August 1914 brought this first phase of life at Taliesin to a tragic end.
To purchase, click here.