March 13 | Edwin Pease | Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship | 6 PM
As part of our Selected Topics in Architecture series, Edwin Pease will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s strong belief in architectural training through apprenticeship. After time in Chicago, Wright returned to Wisconsin and set up a type of architectural “commune,” where students came to study not only architecture but other arts, including music. The “students,” or fellows, also participated in an immersive lifestyle that included building out the premises of Taliesin and helping to provide for the necessities of day-to-day living. After a sequence of tragedies fell upon Taliesin in Wisconsin, Wright permanently moved the enterprise to Taliesin West on the outskirts of Phoenix. In many ways, Wright’s perspective on architectural education mirrored that of educational paradigms that came before him, like the atelier system of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.