History Page 2
A Visual History Through the Life of America’s Greatest Architect
Explore the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright with illustrations by School of Architecture at Taliesin graduate students, Conor Denison and Jan Sobotka.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Dec 5, 2017
Which Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Bear These Red Squares?
Find out which Frank Lloyd Wright buildings’ red tiles are featured in the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Nov 17, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright: Books That Have Meant the Most to Me
The following excerpt was originally published in a September 1932 issue of Scholastic magazine, and then in Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings, Vol. III, edited by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer.
Frank Lloyd Wright | Nov 16, 2017
Willey House Stories Part 1 – The Open Plan Kitchen
Every house has stories to tell, particularly if the house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Some stories are familiar. Some are even true. Some, true or not, have been lost to time, while others are yet to be told.
Steve Sikora | Nov 10, 2017
Rising from the Ashes
A personal reflection on the tragedies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation President and CEO Stuart Graff.
Stuart Graff | Oct 26, 2017
Music Pavilion Roof Restored with Sunbrella Fabric
Thanks to a generous donation, the discolored interior canvas ceiling of Taliesin West’s Music Pavilion, has been replaced by a high-quality Sunbrella fabric. We’ve documented the transformation, and process of taking the significant space back to Wright’s intended aesthetic.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Sep 29, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hymn to Autumn
The following excerpt titled “Autumn,” was taken from Book Four, Freedom, of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “An Autobiography.”
Frank Lloyd Wright | Sep 22, 2017
Letter to Eric, 1953
Below is the transcript of a letter Frank Lloyd Wright wrote to his grandson Eric on September 14, 1953, discussing leadership and the principles of Taliesin.
Frank Lloyd Wright | Sep 14, 2017
Revisiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for “Broadacre City”
As early as the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright began to regard his architectural work as an integral part of a larger concept which he called Broadacre City. This new democratic city, as envisioned by Wright, would take advantage of modern technology and communications to decentralize the old city and create an environment in which the individual would flourish. Here, we briefly discuss Broadacre City and the forces that shaped Wright’s thinking at the time of its creation. Included are the personal recollections of Cornelia Brierly, one of Wright’s first apprentices.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Sep 8, 2017