Taliesin 1911-1914

Taliesin 1911-1914

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This inaugural issue is devoted to studies of Taliesin I. Designed and constructed in 1911 upon Wrighta€™s return to Wisconsin from Europe, Taliesin I burned in August 1914. It thus became the most difficult Wright residence for Wright scholars to examine. In this volumea€™s critical essays, Neil Levine offers a view of the different layers of meaning of Taliesin I; Scott Gartner explains the legend of the Welsh bard Taliesin and its meaning for Wright; Anthony Alofsin considers the influence of the playwright Richard Hovey and the feminist Ellen Key on Wrighta€™s and Cheneya€™s thought of the period; and Narciso G. Menocal suggests that the Gilmore and Oa€™Shea houses in Madison, Wisconsin, are a collective antecedent to Taliesin I. To conclude the volume, Anthony Alofsin has written what amounts to a catalogue raisonnAc of the drawings and photographs of Taliesin I. Surprisingly, he finds no photographs of the living area and argues that those that have been published are in fact of Taliesin II.... a longitudinal section looking east through the court shows the sequence of activities proceeding from the living wing with the guest bedroom, fitted with two beds in plan, for when Borthwicka#39;s two children would visit. Below this bedroom is aanbsp;...

Title:Taliesin 1911-1914
Author: Narciso G. Menocal
Publisher:SIU Press - 1992-01

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