House Hold: A Memoir of Place

House Hold: A Memoir of Place

by Ann Peters


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The Wisconsin-born Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 1959) is recognized worldwide as an iconic architectural genius. In 1911 he designed Taliesin to use as his personal residence, architectural studio, and working farm. A century later Randolph C. Henning has assembled a splendid collection of rare vintage postcards, some never before published, that provides a revealing and visually unique journey through Wright s work at Taliesin. Included are intimate images of Taliesin at various stages and views of the building just after the tragic 1914 fire. The postcards also depict nearby buildings designed by Wright, including the Romeo and Juliet windmill and two buildings for the Hillside Home School. Henning provides useful explanations that highlight relevant details and accompany each image. Frank Lloyd Wright s Taliesin documents and celebrates Wright s 100-year-old masterpiece.

Finalist, Midwest Book Awards for Cover Design and for Regional Interest Illustrated Book
Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians
Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Reviewers"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299296209
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 01/08/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ann Peters is associate professor of English at Stern College, Yeshiva University, and the recipient of the 2012 McGinnis Ritchie Award for Nonfiction. She lives in Brooklyn and in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations                            
Part One: The House
1 The House on the Ledge                             
2 The Architect                                  
3 The Second House                          
4 The Holy Land                               
5 Leaving                                
Part Two: The Apartment
6 Reid Terrace                        
7 Manhattan                          
8 Lafayette                             
9 Brownstone                        
Part Three: The Return
10 Lake City                          
11 Ancestors                          
12 Jefferson                           
Bibliography                          Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read a lot of autobiographies/memoirs but this one was like reading a whole new genre—it was beautifully written, but also like nothing I’ve ever read in the way that it seamlessly intertwined personal and literary history. I found myself stopping frequently to think back on memories of places I’ve lived in and how they continue to affect me. Although very personal (the sections on her larger-than-life father are by themselves a reason to read the book), it hit on so many experiences familiar to me of family and friends and how huge a role our homes (or the search for or loss of them) have played in our lives. I closed the book with a list of authors (Maeve Brennan & Willa Cather especially) I’m looking forward to reading more of.