Article: The Griffin Legacy

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DavidC
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Article: The Griffin Legacy

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SDR
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"Things had gone somewhat awry by the late 1920s when Walter had an affair that may have produced a child. Marion was terribly hurt and a separation ensued although they remained in constant contact.

After the invitation from Lucknow arrived, Walter initially travelled there alone in 1934. The voluminous and “incredibly poignant” correspondence between them traces hobnobbing with maharajahs and Marion’s overwhelming passion for Steiner’s philosophy.

Griffin spent the last 15 months of his life setting up an architectural firm in Lucknow. He and Marion reconciled and they produced more than 50 projects between 1935 and 1937."


Before the end---or sometime after Griffin's death in 1937---she obliterated his name from a number of her renderings of his work. I've not known what that was about . . .

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Roderick Grant
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WBG referred to eucalyptus, or gum tree, as "the poets of trees." FLW called them "tall, tattered ladies."

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