Author Talk: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Women Who Made Him2018-09-15T04:36:47+00:00

The Lopez Library presents an afternoon author talk with visiting author and Frank Lloyd Wright scholar, Ronald McCrea.

Independent, strong-minded women were a determining force in the life and career of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. They shaped his worldview, gave him tools, opened doors (and closed some), and rescued his fortunes at critical points. Their contributions have not been fully recognized. They appeared as mates and matriarchs, clients and colleagues, promoters and editors of shelter magazines. They contributed ideas for the modern American home. They inspired Taliesin, Taliesin West, and the Taliesin Fellowship. They delivered key commissions including the Marin County Civic Center and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum. Since his death they have kept his flame alive as scholars, preservationists, architects, and foundation leaders. It can be said that in the most of the most most important ways, women made Frank Lloyd Wright possible.