HISTORIAN’S CORNER: August 10
Taliesin Preservation’s historian Keiran Murphy’s weekly round-up of noteworthy FLLW resources.
Wright encouraged his architectural apprentices to make objects, some of which were for sale. Apprentices gave tours to the public initially when the group started, which included a stop in the Dana Gallery so the public could see the pieces the students produced. [Property: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).]
“What We Did Not Learn From the Bauhaus“: The Bauhaus opened on April 1, 1919 in Weimar, Germany. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship formally began on October 2, 1932. All indications are that Wright was not influenced by the Bauhaus in the creation of his endeavor. President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin Aaron Betsky writes about the underlying philosophy that links the two.
TALIESIN FELLOWSHIP/SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT TALIESIN
Learn more about Don Erickson who apprenticed under Wright from Nov. 1948 to April 1951: chicagobauhausbeyond.org/architects-designers/name/don-erickson/
WRIGHT RESOURCES FOR YOUR LIBRARY
MAGAZINE ISSUES ON WRIGHT AND TALIESIN:
“The Architect’s Studio,” 7 (December 1899).
“A House on a Bluff,” 20 (January 1906).
“One Man’s House,” 88 (December 1946).
“The Love Affair of a Man and His House” (August 1948).
“The Most Influential Design Source of the Last 50 Years,” 88 (December 1946).
“House Beautiful Dedicates this Exhibition to Frank Lloyd Wright” (October 1946).
“The Dramatic Story of Frank Lloyd Wright” (November 1955).
“The Look of American Life at the Top Level” (November 1956).
“How Fresh and Fitting is the Furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright in Traditional Rooms” (June 1956).
“Our Strongest Influence to Enrichment” (January 1957).
“Your Heritage From Frank Lloyd Wright” (October 1959).