Death in a prairie house : Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin murders (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Death in a prairie house : Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin murders

Author: William R Drennan
Publisher: Madison : Terrace Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright's life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children dear to the architect and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark Wisconsin residence. The details of that shocking crime have been largely ignored by Wright's legion of biographers--a gap finally addressed here. In response to the scandal of his open affair with proto-feminist and free  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Frank Lloyd Wright; Frank Lloyd Wright; Mamah Bouton Borthwick; Mamah Bouton Borthwick; Frank Lloyd Wright
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Drennan
ISBN: 0299222101 9780299222109 9780299222147 0299222144
OCLC Number: 71812731
Description: xii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The house across the river --
1. Prelude to murder: the architect and the feminist --
2. Scandal in Oak Park --
3. "A peculiar establishment": life at Taliesin, 1911-1914 --
4. "A summer day that changed the world": murder at Taliesin --
5. "I guess you solved the question": the motives, trials, and lonesome death of Julian Carlton --
Epilogue: The legacy of fire.
Responsibility: William R. Drennan.
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Addresses the most pivotal and yet least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright's celebrated life, which involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children dear to the architect and the  Read more...

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