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Taliesin Talks—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Encounters with Japan

August 5, 2020
Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright admitted to only three influences: Louis Sullivan, the Froebel Gifts and the Japanese print. This Taliesin Talk will focus on the latter and look at how the principles Wright discovered underlying this ephemeral popular art form offer lessons far beyond the medium.

If you missed the Live Facebook Zoom Taliesin Talk focusing on Wright’s Encounters with Japan, you can watch it here:

Katsukawa Shunsho, Actor Ichikawa Danjuro V in a “Shibaraku” Role, 1777


Utagawa Hiroshige, Evening Bell at Mii Temple, from series Omi Hakkei, 1834



Katsukawa Shunsho, Actor Ichikawa Danjuro V in a “Shibaraku” Role, 1777


Margo StipeDirector and Curator of Collections, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Sidney Robinsoneducator, author, architect, Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Terry Boyd – Emerita Professor, Design Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Aris GeorgesTaliesin Fellow, architectural and graphic designer, design teacher, and artist


Please note that all Taliesin Talks take place on Facebook, first as live broadcasts, and then saved for viewing here on our website after the livestream.





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