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INTERVIEW: Taliesin West and the Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright

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Siouxland Public Media/Sheila Brummer
Frank Lloyd Wright Desk at Taliesin West

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer recently got away for a quick trip to Arizona for spring break. She stopped by Taliesin West, the winter home of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright to talk to the President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Stuart Graff talks about the sprawling National Historic Landmark, Wright’s legacy, and his early appreciation of this American architectural icon.

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Siouxland Public Media/Sheila Brummer
Taliesin West

Graff also shares his thoughts on the Woodbury County Courthouse considered one of the finest Prairie School buildings in the United States, one of Wright’s early styles.

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INTERVIEW: President and CEO of the Frank Floyd Foundation Stuart Graff
In a longer interview, Graff provides deeper insight surrounding Wright’s philosophy and the role he played in the inspiration of the design of the Arizona Biltmore, a historic hotel in Phoenix, built in the late 1920s. The Wrigley Family took ownership in 1930 during the beginning years of the Great Depression.
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Sheila Brummer returns to her radio roots as a Reporter/Special Projects Producer for Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.
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