A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

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A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Re: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

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To my understanding, this is the most logical and potentially successful “path forward” The School has presented over the last 20 years.

It would appear to be a win-win: The School is now located on an architecturally rich “campus” on which learning by design/build opportunities abound, and Cosanti/Arcosanti get an infrastructure based infusion of fresh effort with an educated, and results oriented group of people.

Hopefully no “old guard” exists at C/A that will resist change.

The Taliesins unfortunately have become too precious, at least in the Foundation’s view, and particularly since their UNESCO HS inclusion, for active use by the school. Besides, most learning by doing was being relegated to personal shelters and restoration work....experimental opportunities seemed limited at the Taliesins despite their necessity for this type of educational program.

Sounds great!

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Re: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

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The boost to Cosanti/Arcosanti is a major plus to be applauded. Now the question is: What happens to the Taliesins? It might allow them to edit some of the now-unnecessary accretions that accommodated the pupils, and restore every inch of both buildings to their 1959 states. But then, other than house museums, what would their function be? What will eventually happen to the remaining fellowship members? Given the move of the archive, there seems little reason for either place to be occupied by more than caretakers.

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Re: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

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That may be the Foundation’s intent....

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Re: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

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The real question to me is what happens to the Taliesin Fellows, old and new, organization and individuals ...
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Re: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Taliesin Fellows was founded independently of Taliesin by 7 former apprentices in Southern California - Paul Bogart, Robert Clark, Don Fairweather, John Geiger, Bradley Storrer (Bill's brother), Louis Wiehle and Eric Lloyd Wright - who attended a reunion at Wisconsin in 1987. It retained its independence for several years, until the cost of publishing the Journal, which began in 1990, became too costly. Shortly after its association with Taliesin, the independent members sort of disbanded. The early years of the quarterly Journal were the most interesting, with articles by a host of former apprentices and associates. If the current effort dies out, it is unlikely anything resembling the original Journal will ever resurface, so many of the apprentices have passed.

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