HISTORIAN’S CORNER: September 28
Taliesin Preservation’s historian Keiran Murphy’s weekly round-up of noteworthy FLLW resources.
Frank Lloyd Wright on the lower court at Taliesin with his wife, Olgivanna, and their daughter, Iovanna. Mansinh Rana—Wright apprentice from 1947-51—is standing behind them on the right. [Property: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York.)]
Musician Patti Smith, author Umberto Eco and novelist Richard Ford give advice to young artists during this animated short. What they share will make you think about going into the arts.
TALIESIN FELLOWSHIP/SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT TALIESIN
Former Wright apprentice Masinh Rana and designs he created in his home country of India: livemint.com/Leisure/Z3oR1CAhd5CPC8vFgELO6M/Nation-builders.html
FINDS AT TALIESIN:
I’m continuing research work on the third floor of Taliesin—the living quarters that are above where Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright mainly resided. Those coming to Taliesin can see a balcony outside of “Iovanna’s living room” (their youngest daughter had that third floor starting in the 1930s). The balcony wasn’t there originally. It was added in 1943 at the same time the windows on the floor of the balcony were moved to their present position; they were originally perpendicular to where they are now.