Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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This is a remarkable building for its time. John Geiger spent a great deal of time investigating the structure - school and studio both - and drew many plans, elevations and sections, all of which must be in his Minnesota U archive.

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Birdwalk at Taliesin - (8:10)


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There are two things to learn from Romeo & Juliet:
1) FLW could make the most mundane, utilitarian object a magnificent work of art.
2) Wood structure looks good even if it isn't in pristine condition, on a windmill or a house.

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I wonder who added the red tile, and when; surely not during Mr Wright's tenure ?

On a plan of Taliesin III can be seen the features shown and discussed on this video: the bulwark wall running (almost) straight and true across the property above center; the former animal shed at right, now called (1925) "garage; the L-shaped wall added to separate the Middle Court from the Garden Court; the Garden Room with its retained horse trough; and the Breezeway with its open grid of piers.

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At 3:58, behind the guide, is some sort of aperture that has been awkwardly filled in with stone. What was originally there?

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Roderick Grant wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:58 am
At 3:58, behind the guide, is some sort of aperture that has been awkwardly filled in with stone. What was originally there?
Roderick, the only photographic reference (circa 1914) I've seen for that is on page 25 of Randolph Henning's Taliesin postcard collection, and the profiles match exactly. An early plan of the work court indicated a ground level watering trench along the length of the North wall (adjacent to the back of the hill garden seat). This was never installed, so since the subject is located at the intersection of the stable and buggy/garage, perhaps this was a scaled down and more convenient source of water than the one in the forecourt-which other than being an attractive feature, first and foremost welcomed arrivals after long trips and the final leg up that steep hill!

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What is the approximate date at which the original approach drive was abandoned ?

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In the tour of the courtyards, Ryan Hewson describes the various visual/compositional components Wright used at Taliesin, and in the comments Elaine Keiser asked "...how did Mr. Wright transition from the plaster to the cyma reversa? In regards to water management and flashing, etc that we now use in today’s construction. How was it done back then?" And I wondered about that myself! Would those oversized cyma reversa wooden moldings have been built into the exterior wall long before plaster was applied to prevent drip?

Does anyone with more senior knowledge know how that might have been done? I can only imagine a few options as to how to seal such a seam from water flow and moisture accumulation.

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These construction detail sheets show the molding in question---not a piece Wright would have touched in the previous decade, I'd say---and, in a building section, the molding, apparently being fastened directly to the sheathing, stops the plaster.


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