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November 24th, 2019

HISTORIAN’S CORNER: November 24, 2019

Taliesin Preservation’s cultural historian Keiran Murphy’s round-up of historical resources.

Looking north at the Hillside structure on the Taliesin estate in the fall. This was taken before a fire at Hillside in 1952, so the second floor still existed in this part of the building. Wright’s Romeo and Juliet Windmill tower can be seen in the background.

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Taliesin Fellowship/School of Architecture at Taliesin

A page from the International Archive of Women Architects in which three former, female Wright apprentices are profiled:

Finds at Taliesin:

Henry-Russel Hitchcock wrote about Hillside in his 1942 book, “In the Nature of Materials, 1887-1941: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright“:

“…. On the pavilions the tall windows descend between corner pylons, like those on the Dana and Martin houses, deep into the masonry, opening on a plant-filled terrace. The simple wooden mullions which separate the windows are unusually sturdy, well scaled to the monumental vigor of the whole design.” (p. 49-50)

Keiran Murphy, Historians Corner: November 2019, Pt.III