Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the by William R. Drennan

By William R. Drennan

     the main pivotal and but least understood occasion of Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated existence comprises the brutal murders in 1914 of 7 adults and youngsters expensive to the architect and the destruction by means of fireplace of Taliesin, his landmark place of dwelling, close to Spring eco-friendly, Wisconsin. Unaccountably, the main points of that surprising crime were mostly overlooked by means of Wright’s legion of biographers—a ancient and cultural hole that's eventually addressed in William Drennan’s exhaustively researched Death in a Prairie residence: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders.

     in keeping with the scandal generated by means of his open affair with the proto-feminist and unfastened love suggest Mamah Borthwick Cheney, Wright had began to construct Taliesin as a safe haven and "love cottage" for himself and his mistress (both married on the time to others).

      Conceived because the apotheosis of Wright’s prairie apartment kind, the unique Taliesin may stand in all its remoted glory for just a few months prior to the bloody slayings that rocked the kingdom and lowered the constitution itself to a smoking hull.

     providing either a gripping secret tale and an authoritative portrait of the artist as a tender guy, Drennan wades throughout the myths surrounding Wright and the bloodbath, casting clean gentle at the formula of Wright’s architectural ideology and the cataclysmic results that the Taliesin murders exerted at the fabled architect and on his next designs.

 

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