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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 kids pricey to the architect and the destruction through 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 historic and cultural hole that's eventually addressed in William Drennan’s exhaustively researched Death in a Prairie condo: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders.

     according to the scandal generated via his open affair with the proto-feminist and loose love recommend Mamah Borthwick Cheney, Wright had all started to construct Taliesin as a shelter and "love cottage" for himself and his mistress (both married on the time to others).

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

     delivering either a gripping secret tale and an authoritative portrait of the artist as a tender guy, Drennan wades during 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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