fter a year of scandal and self-declared exile in Europe, Wright returned
to his native Wisconsin in 1911. Near the town of Spring Green, on land owned
by his mothers family, he built Taliesin, a home and studio whose name means
Shining Brow in Welsh. Taliesins floor plan used the dynamic asymmetry of
the earlier Prairie houses. Low-pitched roofs with remarkably broad eaves
overhung stone walls and gently embraced a series of outdoor courts. . New to
this project was the use of native limestone in rough masonry walls making it seem as if the house had grown from the very hill on which it sat, an organic
work of architecture.