Shop Site Header 2011

Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd WrightTaliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright

By Priscilla J. Henken  Edited by Sarah Leavitt

The first publication of the diary of a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, 1942–43, with notes, contextual essays, and contemporaneous photographs.

Priscilla J. Henken lived at Taliesin with her husband David as part of The Fellowship, the group of acolytes who made Taliesin an architectural colony from the 1930s through the 1950s. Her lively description of day-to-day life on a communal working farm in south central Wisconsin provides unique insights into the world of Wright during the period and will fascinate Wright enthusiasts as well as those with specialized interest in midcentury architecture; social and spiritual movements; and the clash of cultures represented by two socialist, Jewish New Yorkers and the Midwestern farm community at Taliesin. Henken vividly describes the daily program, from cooking duties to editing the great architect’s autobiography and watching films. The internecine battles of the apprentices and the contentious relationship between Wright, the apprentices, and his third wife, Olgivanna Lazovich, enliven the account. Annotations supplement the diary, and accompanying essays by several scholars explore the cultural history of the period. Publisher: WW Norton

Item code: 94109

Member price: $31.46

Purchase this product
 

Price

$34.95

*

This item can only be shipped within the United States.


shop membership promo

All purchases at the Museum Shop support the National Building Museum.

Visit


401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.272.7706

Metro

 Judiciary Square
   Gallery Pl.-Chinatown

4 blocks from the National Mall

Hours


Monday–Saturday:
10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

Connect


FacebookTwittertumblrPinterest
flickrYouTubeRSSiTunes

Get email updates.
]]