You have no items in your shopping cart.

Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss

$35.00
Paperback: $35.00
240 pages, 200 b/w and color photos and illus., 11 x 8½
ISBN: 9780870206061

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
- +

By Ron McCrea

Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents, and a stunning assemblage of photographs—many of which have never before been published—author Ron McCrea tells the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, which would be the architect’s principal residence for the rest of his life. Photos taken by Wright’s associates show rare views of Taliesin under construction and illustrate Wright’s own recollections of the first summer there and the craftsmen who worked on the site.

The book also brings to life Wright’s "kindred spirit,” "she for whom Taliensin had first taken form,” Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick had each had abandoned their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright’s beloved Wisconsin valley. The shocking murder and fire that took place at Taliesin in August 1914 brought this first phase of life at Taliesin to a tragic end.

By Ron McCrea

Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents, and a stunning assemblage of photographs—many of which have never before been published—author Ron McCrea tells the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, which would be the architect’s principal residence for the rest of his life. Photos taken by Wright’s associates show rare views of Taliesin under construction and illustrate Wright’s own recollections of the first summer there and the craftsmen who worked on the site.

The book also brings to life Wright’s "kindred spirit,” "she for whom Taliensin had first taken form,” Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick had each had abandoned their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright’s beloved Wisconsin valley. The shocking murder and fire that took place at Taliesin in August 1914 brought this first phase of life at Taliesin to a tragic end.

Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-606-1

Publication Year2012
Page Count240
Illustrations
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size11 x 8.5 inches
Write your own review
*
*
  • Bad
  • Excellent
*
*
*
Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-606-1

Publication Year2012
Page Count240
Illustrations
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size11 x 8.5 inches
Product tags
Customers who bought this item also bought
Up North Tin Cup

Up North Tin Cup

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea as you lounge at your favorite camp site! This is an exclusive WHS item designed right here at the WHS in Madison.
$13.95 $3.50
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries

Paperback: $25.00
272 pages, 394 color and b/w photos and illus., 2 maps, 8 x 10
ISBN: 9780870208720

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
$25.00
Picture of Madeline Island and the Chequamegon Region

Madeline Island and the Chequamegon Region

Paperback: $8.95
64 pages, 20 b/w photos, 2 maps, 6 x 9"
ISBN: 9780870201462

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
$8.95
Picture of Barns of Wisconsin

Barns of Wisconsin

Hardcover: $29.95
224 pp., 140 photos and illustrations, 8x10
ISBN: 9780870204531

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
$29.95

You Make A Difference

100% of our proceeds support the wisconsin historical society

Get History Delivered To Your Inbox

Sign up for the Wisconsin Historical Society Newsletter