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The Life of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright

From Crna Gora to Taliesin, Black Mountain to the Shining Brow

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Maxine Fawsette-Yeske

$30.00

This book is focused on Wright’s third wife, Olgivanna, the individual who sparked a renaissance in Wright’s career from the time of the couple’s first meeting in1924.

Specifications

SKU:
90626
Size: 
9" x 7" (potrait)
Pages: 
300
Binding: 
hardbound
Publication date: 
Spring 2017
ISBN: 
978-1-939621-59-7
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

 

While much has been written about the life and the innovative organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, little scholarly attention has focused on Wright’s third wife, Olgivanna, the individual who sparked a renaissance in Wright’s career from the time of the couple’s first meeting in1924.Mystery has long surrounded public knowledge of Montenegrin born, Olgivanna Lazovich, granddaughter of a noteworthy Montenegrin patriot, and daughter of the Supreme Court Justice of Montenegro (her father) and a general in the Montenegrin army (her mother).  This book marks the release of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright’s previously unpublished autobiography. It traces her journey from Montenegro, to Russia, to Paris, where she studied with George Ivanovich Gurdjieff at the Institute of the Harmonious Development of Man, to the United States, through her 35-year partnership with Frank Lloyd Wright, and her unrelenting efforts to keep her husband’s ideas and dreams alive after his death. The Wrights’ life together was marked with turmoil and disappointment, yet the couple also traveled in an exciting circle of friends and acquaintances and was enriched by the youthful spirit and creativity of the young apprentices who came to study at the Taliesin Fellowship. 

About the author: 

Maxine Fawcett-Yeske holds a Ph.D. in Music and has taught in higher education for nearly twenty years. Her research includes early American sacred music and music composed by women. Her interest in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright led her to explore the life and music of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright.

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer joined the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture—the Taliesin Fellowship—in 1949 and has devoted his life to documenting the lives and works of Mr. and Mrs. Wright.  He founded the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives and served as its Director for over thirty years. With over fifty books and articles to his credit, Pfeiffer is recognized as a preeminent Wright scholar.