Taliesin Next – Emily Bills on the Life and Work of Pedro E. Guerrero

October 17, 2018
Taliesin West

In the first of the 2018-2019 Taliesin Next lecture series, Emily Bills will be discussing how Pedro E. Guerrero became Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief photographer, capturing some of the most personal and powerful images of the architect.

Bills’ lecture will kick off the opening of “Framing the Site: Original Pedro E. Guerrero Photographs at Taliesin West,” the display of Guerrero’s photos of Taliesin West throughout the spaces in which they were taken.

Emily Bills is an educator, author, and curator. She is faculty at Woodbury University where she coordinates the Urban Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts. Emily has contributed essays to several books on architectural and urban history, including Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America (Gibbs, 2016) and Visual Merchandising: The Image of Selling (Ashgate, 2016). Emily’s book California Captured about Los Angeles-based architectural photographer Marvin Rand was recently released by Phaidon Press. Some of her curatorial projects include exhibitions on Wayne Thom, Catherine Opie, William F. Cody, Héléne Binet, and Pedro E. Guerrero, including a recent exhibition at the New Canaan Historical Society. Emily has received fellowship and grant support from the Smithsonian, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. Her book Linking Up Los Angeles: How the Telephone Built a City is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Read Bills’ article from the Summer 2017 issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly, “A Friendship in Photographs: Pedro E. Guerrero & Frank Lloyd Wright.”



$10 for Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members. Proof of membership must be shown at check in. 



7 pm – 8 pm


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