HISTORIAN’S CORNER: January 15, 2020
Taliesin Preservation’s cultural historian Keiran Murphy’s round-up of historical resources.
Likely shot in the late fall, this photo is of Taliesin’s Garden Court (looking toward the “Hill Tower”). The Hill Tower is one of the oldest designs at the house. Taken by William “Beye” Fyfe (who was a Wright apprentice 1932-34). [Image property of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).]
Take a look at this photo montage of the Kessler House, a home designed by former Wright apprentice John Rattenbury. It was also recently featured in the popular TV show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and is for sale.
TALIESIN FELLOWSHIP/SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT TALIESIN
Robert Beharka (1926-2010) was in the Taliesin Fellowship for 8 years (starting in 1954). A Flickr page was made by the couple who now live in his home in Los Banos, California. Their photographs show a lot of Wright’s influence on their space.