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Our House: Christmas 1958 at Taliesin West
Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright’s wife, wrote a series of essays titled, “Our House” for the Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin from 1958-1962. Here, in this December 1958 writing, she shares an intimate account of Frank Lloyd Wright’s final Christmas celebration at Taliesin West.
Olgivanna Lloyd Wright | Dec 20, 2019
How well do you know Frank Lloyd Wright?
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Dec 17, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Death Valley Desert Compound
In the early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to further develop an existing desert compound located near Death Valley, California. Wright’s unique design, to be built into the surrounding hills, incorporates sweeping canyon views, spring-fed fountains, and a concrete block system.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Nov 21, 2019
The Form and Function of Science Fiction
Science fiction and architecture are both practices that imagine—and critique—new worlds. Frank Lloyd Wright’s work was both a critique of the way we build and a projection about how our built world could change. Wright wasn’t just designing a new built environment, his work was always also addressing the political and economic architecture of future societies. Some particular examples of the way in which his projects have been used in science fiction show the complicated relationship between his social and spatial imaginations.
Fred Scharmen | Nov 15, 2019
A Frightful Night: Halloween at Taliesin and Taliesin West
At Frank Lloyd Wright’s two homes Taliesin and Taliesin West, Olgivanna and Frank Lloyd Wright often celebrated the holidays in lavish style including Halloween, where the Wright’s and Taliesin Fellowship dressed in costume and enjoyed a feast.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 31, 2019
Concerning the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
When Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, he was compelled by what he believed the building could be. 60 years after the museum first opened, we reflect on Wright’s persistence, passion, and vision that made this architectural icon possible.
Frank Lloyd Wright | Oct 21, 2019
An Autobiography in Wood and Stone
Taliesin, Wright’s summer home in rural Wisconsin, has an interesting and somewhat tumultuous history. As the years went on, Wright rebuilt the structure and experimented with architecture, creating a truly unique work that tells a story.
Keiran Murphy | Oct 9, 2019
Willey House Stories Part 16 – A Red By Any Other Name
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, owner of the Malcom Willey House, continues his exploration of the home and its influence on architecture and society.
Steve Sikora | Sep 23, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright + Arizona
Frank Lloyd Wright’s connection to Arizona, the location of his personal winter home Taliesin West, runs deep, with his architectural influence seen all over the Valley. Here, PhD student David R. Richardson gives a brief overview of several of Wright’s most notable projects in the Grand Canyon state.
David R. Richardson | Sep 12, 2019