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By William R. Drennan

     the main pivotal and but least understood occasion of Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated existence contains the brutal murders in 1914 of 7 adults and youngsters expensive to the architect and the destruction via hearth of Taliesin, his landmark place of dwelling, close to Spring eco-friendly, Wisconsin. Unaccountably, the main points of that stunning crime were mostly missed through Wright’s legion of biographers—a historic and cultural hole that's ultimately addressed in William Drennan’s exhaustively researched Death in a Prairie condo: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders.

     in line with the scandal generated by means of his open affair with the proto-feminist and loose love suggest Mamah Borthwick Cheney, Wright had all started 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 condominium type, the unique Taliesin may stand in all its remoted glory for just a few months sooner than the bloody slayings that rocked the country and lowered 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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