Taliesin – Spring Green, Wisconsin
Building models, working the fields, making music: Life at Taliesin.
When Frank Lloyd Wright started the apprenticeship program in 1932, he housed it at the farm he owned in the Driftless Region, an area of rolling hills and fertile land an hour northwest of Madison, Wisconsin. Wright’s maternal family, the Lloyd Jones, had been in the area for over a century, and the valley where Taliesin is located is sometimes called “the valley of the almighty Jones.” Wright called his home and farm Taliesin after the Welsh bard in King Arthur’s court. Taliesin also means “shining brow,” and Wright prided himself on building not on top of the ridge of hills that bounded his holdings, but right below that, on the brow.
一道本不卡免费高清The property was the site not only of his own home and studio, which he expanded to make room for many of the new apprentices, but also of the Hillside School, a progressive high school he had designed for two of his aunts. This became the main site for the apprentices’ drafting room, dining room, assembly hall, and dormitory. Today, all of the property is managed by Taliesin Preservation, Inc., and the area of Spring Green is a lively site that hosts many restaurants, recreational facilities, and the world-renowned American Players Theater.