taliesin
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talisein: drawings
talisein
ike any architect, Frank Lloyd Wright wanted to make his own house an epitome of everything he stood for emotionally, spiritually, technically. And so on the family property in Spring Green, Wisconsin on the brow of a hill he built this great, long, rambling, beautiful, hugging the ground house which he called Taliesin and it was going to be his statement to the world.

It was an immaculate invention that he pretended was close to nature and was a farm and of course it wasn’t a farm at all, it was an estate. It was a rich man’s estate. And he didn’t have any money but he made himself a rich man’s estate. And he kept losing it, mortgages unpaid, bank would take it, he’d get it back, he’d incorporate himself and found a new method of outwitting everybody around him and he hung on to that to his dying day.—Brendan Gill, Writer

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