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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
Frank Lloyd Wright on Desert Life
On November 29, 1952, Frank Lloyd Wright — during one of his cherished Sunday morning talks — spoke to apprentices on the wonders of desert living and the importance of embracing the surrounding beauty. The talk was published by Cornelia Brierly in “Desert Life: Desert Foliage at Taliesin West.”
Frank Lloyd Wright | Aug 23, 2017
A Curator’s Reflection on Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
Barry Bergdoll, curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive,” explains the journey of unpacking the multifaceted career of America’s greatest architect and presenting it in an exciting and forward-looking way.
Barry Bergdoll | Aug 16, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penfield House for Sale
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, the Penfield House in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, is now for sale.
Frank Lloyd Wright | Aug 14, 2017
Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright with Music
Two concerts at Taliesin’s historic Hillside Theater celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. Taliesin Music Director, Effi Casey, and Jason Silverman reflect.
Effi Casey | Aug 3, 2017
Getting Personal with Frank Lloyd Wright: Taliesin and Taliesin West
Design Milk explores the legacies of Taliesin and Taliesin West, the two properties considered to be Frank Lloyd Wright’s autobiography in wood and stone.
Design Milk | Jul 26, 2017
Tan-y-Deri Porch Restoration Complete
As of this summer, the preservation crew has fully completed the reconstruction of the porch at Tan-y-Deri of Taliesin, which now stands as it existed from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Jul 25, 2017
This New Yorker Cartoon Documented the Guggenheim’s 1959 Opening
Cartoonist Alan Dunn captures the feeling and dialogue of the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in his cartoons for the November 28, 1959 issue of the New Yorker.
Caitlin Dover | Jul 10, 2017