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nickdrichard
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Taliesin Box Project

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I'm wondering if there is any published information about the box project that the students made for Mr. Wright for his birthday. A friend told me that there is mention of it in one of the issues of Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly Magazine. Does anyone happen to know which issue has any information on the box project? Any info would be helpful. Thank you for your time

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Post by Rood »

Box "Projects" would be more accurate. It is my understanding that most of the Box projects were sent to NY City, along with most everything else.

Very early in the life of the Fellowship it became a tradition for apprentices to make or design something to be presented to Mr. Wright on his birthday. The tradition continued after his death, when designs were presented to and informally commented on by Mrs. Wright, Wes Peters, and other members of the Staff. I'm unaware if the tradition continued after the dissolution of TAA.

Some few Box Projects remain at Taliesin West ... for instance, the abstract nail-sculpture designed by Bill Schwarz is attached to a stone wall in the Pavilion ... next to the seating area ... put there at the request of Mrs. Wright.

PS: Can't help you with information about Box Projects in the Quarterly Magazine, however.

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Post by nickdrichard »

that's okay, thank you anyway for the information provided!

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Post by Randolph C. Henning »

The Summer 2010 issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly included an article about an exhibition of the box projects that was held at Price Tower. The exhibition and the article was titled, "Fellowship: 75 Years of Taliesin Box Project."

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Post by DavidC »

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday | Box Projects - [2:31]

Price Tower Arts Center - Fellowship: 75 Years of Taliesin Box Projects - [1:46]

Also, the "Journal of Taliesin Fellows" - Issue #039, Winter 2013 has an article titled "Designing the perfect gift - Taliesin apprentice box projects."

And, issue #042, Spring 2014 has an article titled "Current Apprentice Box Projects: Irakiza, Edgar; Knox, Daniel; Moncayo, Pablo."

Currently, this is the only version of the Summer 2010 issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly that I see for sale. But, it is being sold as part of a lot of 8 issues.


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Post by Randolph C. Henning »

Back issues of the FLlW Quarterly are usually available through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and/or the Visitors Center / Gift Shop at Taliesin West.

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Box Projects

Post by SpringGreen »

In Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright, Priscilla Henken mentioned creating a project for Wright's birthday box (in May & June). There's a reproduction of the project, which was a school building.

But she didn't analyze why they had to be done.
"The building as architecture is born out of the heart of man, permanent consort to the ground, comrade to the trees, true reflection of man in the realm of his own spirit." FLLW, "Two Lectures in Architecture: in the Realm of Ideas".

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