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talisein: exterior


aliesin commands the land in the most beautiful and serene and self-confident way. It’s not arrogant, yet it’s not some shrinking little mouse either. It’s...this building that sits there with the most sumptuous, sublime sense of belonging. And there it is, there’s that hill, there’s this beautiful horizontal thing just placed at the right moment on the hill. As you know, Taliesin is Welsh for shining brow. And it was Wright’s belief that a house should be sited on the brow of a hill. Not at the very top, not at the very bottom.—Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic

“I think we’re very likely to misunderstand Wright when he uses that word, organic...” —William Cronan, Historian
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