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HISTORIAN’S CORNER: August 24
Taliesin Preservation’s historian Keiran Murphy’s weekly round-up of noteworthy FLLW resources.
On December of 2017, an unexpected find occurred at Taliesin: Two windows in the main guest bedroom of the house. While working in the rooms, Taliesin Preservation crew member John Jensen was clearing away drywall in one area when he noticed a wooden window frame. He carefully removed the drywall to reveal the complete windows which look from an alcove off the living room into the guest bedroom. (Photographs courtesy of Taliesin Preservation staff. The color photograph on the right was specifically taken by Aron Meudt-Thering.)
Adjusting to the start of a new school year? Look at what conservationist John Muir did while at the University of Wisconsin to prep himself for studying: He built himself an alarm clock desk. It’s steampunk–in wood!
TALIESIN FELLOWSHIP/SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT TALIESIN
A profile on Raja Aederi, who was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright’s in the 1950s: zingyhomes.com/latest-trends/ar-raja-aederi/
WRIGHT BOOKS TO PUT IN YOUR LIBRARY
REMEMBERING WRIGHT AND WRIGHT’S WORDS:
“Frank Lloyd Wright Remembered,” ed. Patrick Meehan. Wright represented from the perspective of those who knew him best: fellow architects, friends, apprentices, acquaintances, clients, and members of his immediate family.
“The Master Architect: Conversations with Frank Lloyd Wright,“ ed. Patrick Meehan. A series of conversations between the architect and writers, press personalities, including discussions with Alistair Cooke, Carl Sandburg, Hugh Downs and others.
“Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture,” ed. Patrick Meehan. Meehan introduces the wide-ranging speeches that Wright gave to high schoolers, fellow architects, engineers, business executives, and matrons.