WOW! Taliesin is the home Frank Lloyd Wright spent nearly fifty years building and rebuilding in the rolling hills of Wisconsin just outside the town of Spring Green on the banks of the Wisconsin River, and fortunately, we get to enjoy every bit of it right here, right now.
Taliesin means “shining brow” in Welsh, and it is the perfect name for this place as the house does, indeed, shine as it wraps around the brow of a hill in this magnificent section of hills and valleys. But it doesn’t shine too much. . .no, no, no–Frank would not have that, for the house seems to grow out of and be a natural part of the hills on which it stands. . .majestic, dignified, subdued, gracious, and freakin’ jawdroppingly amazing all at the same time.
The house, the outbuildings, the on-site school, the farm buildings, and even a windmill are all wonderful, but they are crumbling, too. Taliesin requires lots of ongoing maintenance and refurbishment. . .all of the dollars we pay to visit and tour this site are directed back into the upkeep of this national monument. So, I strongly recommend that you do your best to come on out here to Spring Green, Wisconsin some time before you die, plunk down some cash, and experience the magic of this house while at the same time doing a good thing by contributing to the upkeep of these important buildings.
Was Frank Lloyd Wright an artist? A fine craftsman? A nut job? A womanizer? A son-of-a-bitch? An architectural force of immense power and vision and creativity? Who cares what we call him–he was probably all of these things and much more, but the good news is that we can celebrate any part of him and his work that we like by simply visiting Taliesin and saying, WOW!
Taliesin awaits you…what are you waiting for?
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It’s lovely out there.