Taliesin Complex: Entrance and House--page 1 (of 3 pages)

Frank Lloyd Wright
Taliesin I: 1911; II: 1914; III: 1925--the building that remains today

The Taliesin Complex is 3 miles south of Spring Green, Wisconsin, and today comprises about 600 acres. After leaving Oak Park in 1909, Wright came to Spring Green where he had spent summers as a child with the Lloyd Jones relatives. On a hill, he built this new home and studio, Taliesin, meaning in Welsh "Shining Brow," for his new love Mamah Cheney.

The entrance, pond, and dam

Wright dammed Jones Creek to create a pond and in 1945 added a second dam to provide a pond for Midway Farm.

The house and studio complex

Wright felt the house should be "of" the hill, not on it and that it should suggest the lines and slopes of the hills. Natural materials complement the hillside

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