‘Building Taliesin’ Shares New Insights
Wright is well known for his distinctive architecture, but fewer people know of his passionate desire to live in peace with his lover in this airy retreat. The book brings to life Wright’s “kindred spirit,” Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick both left their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright’s Wisconsin home. The shocking murders and fire that occurred at the home in 1914 brought this first phase of Taliesin to a close.
McCrea is an award-winning journalist and a former fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation. He has worked at The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and Madison’s The Capital Times. McCrea will discuss Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss at Boswell Book Co. on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.