Chapter 2, "Sullivan and Whitman: The Chicago Auditorium Theater and the Transportation Building at the Columbian Exposition" (43-74), examines how architect Louis Sullivan "embodied his Transcendentalist architectural theories and Walt Whitman's concept of democracy in the Chicago Auditorium Theater," tracing Sullivan's interest in Whitman, his 1887 "fan letter" to Whitman, and his own "Whitmanian prose poem" called "Inspiration"; and Chapter 5, "Wright and Whitman: Taliesen
West, Arizona" (123-150), focuses on architect Frank Lloyd Wright's "interpretation of Whitmanian democracy in Taliesen
West" and examines Wright's notes on the "Chants Democratic" section of Leaves of Grass, suggesting how he "gained architectural hints from the book.
An all-wood building with a metal roof housing for classrooms was designed by architect Vernon Swaback, whom apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright starting in 1957 at Taliesen
West in Scottsdale, Arizona.
These fall into a several branded categories, including Be My Guest, in which clients dine at the home of local people; Local Specialties, which take clients to the sources of products that a destination is known for and shows how they are produced; Unique Insights, which are new for 2013, taking clients to a place that is unique to the region and not well-trafficked, such as the Mob Museum in Las Vegas or Frank Lloyd WrightOs Taliesen
West in Arizona; and Hidden Treasures, which are inclusions not mentioned in the brochure.
Our front door, the only glimpse of color, was painted Wright's favorite Cherokee red; the house fit snugly against the rock ledge at the back, harmonizing with the landscape of Eastern Wisconsin the way Wright's own home, Taliesen
, in Spring Green, merged with Wisconsin's Western hills; and there was that essential piece in any good Prairie School house, an enormous hearth to draw the eye and--we were told bring the family together.
Arizona's landscape inspired legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who in the 1930s bought a huge tract of desert outside Scottsdale to build his masterpiece Taliesen
West winter home, studio and architecture school - with local rock prominent in the structure.
Arizona's landscape inspired architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who in the 1930s bought a huge tract of desert outside Scottsdale to build his masterpiece Taliesen
West winter home, studio and Arizona's landscape inspired architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who in the 1930s bought a huge tract of desert outside Scottsdale to build his masterpiece Taliesen
West winter home, studio and architecture school - with local rocK prominent in the structure.
Although he returns to sanity and makes prophetic statements that prove to be true, he prefers to return to the forest, where he makes prophecies and has lengthy discussions about God's creation of the earth, the heavens, and the seas with Thelgesin, whom researchers have identified with the Welsh bard Taliesen
Further research shows that so too did Urien, Rhydderch, Guallane, Gwenddolau, Taliesen
and St Cynderyn.
That, of course, is part of the magic we have come to experience at Taliesen
West, a National Historic Landmark on 600 acres of rugged Sonoran mesa near Scottsdale.
Among the drawings shown and discussed are his Oak Park Home and Studio, Taliesen
, Falling Water, Unity Temple, the Johnson Wax Administration Building and Wingspread, Monona Terrace, and the Guggenheim Museum.
Act 1 deals with Wright's early life--up to and including the Taliesen
murders--and is treated almost as a Greek epic.
With Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Madolyn Smith, Dana Elcar, Elya Baskin, Savely Kramarov, Taliesen
Jaffe, Vladimir Skomorovsky, James McEachin and Natasha Schneider.