Frank Lloyd Wright

Hillside School II, Wisconsin

Hillside II from the parking area On the left is the gallery and dining area. On the right, over the bridge is the drafting room and more gallery space. Storrer has a lot to say about Hillside II. He documents the transformations of Hillside over the years. Hillside I was arguably Wright’s first real commission, …

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Johnson Wax Building, Wisconsin

I’veadmired Edgar Tafel since I read his book about his years at the TaliesinFellowship, Apprentice to Genius.  Heworked with Wright at possibly the most exciting time of his career. Tafel was involved in the design and building of Fallingwater and theJohnson Wax building… two of my favorite Wright buildings.  describes the Johnson Wax building like this: …

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Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

Hi Julia!!!! I wanted to start off that way because it puts the focus whereit should be on this tour.  Julia was our tour guide.  This woman wasincredible.  She’s a volunteer and had more enthusiasm for Monona Terraceand Wisconsin than anyone I’ve ever met.  It really came through in the 90minutes that she spent showing …

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Seth Peterson Cottage, Wisconsin

Gates to the Seth Peterson Cottage This is Mr. Wright’s smallest residential commmission. Storrer lists it at only 880 square feet. It is constructed of local sandstone and mahogany plywood on the shores of Mirror Lake. The cottage was still under construction when Mr. Wright died in 1959. It was completed by the Taliesin Architects …

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