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TALK John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic...

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Edina Historical Society

4711 West 70th Street

Terrace Room (downstairs)

Edina, MN 55435

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TALK "John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design" by Jane King Hession and Tim Quigley, authors of the book John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design.

In 1932, at the age 19, John Howe became a charter member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship in Spring Green Wisconsin. He would remain there for the next 32 years rising to become “the pencil in Wright’s hand,” and chief draftsman for the world-famous architect. In fact, many of the exquisite renderings of Wright’s most famous works were drawn by Howe.

Howe was also a noted architect in his own right. Following Wright’s death, he left Taliesin eventually settling in Minneapolis, where for 25 years he specialized in the design of houses inspired by the principles of organic architecture. Two Howe-designed houses stand in Edina today.

Howe was also a man of unshakable principles, among them a commitment to pacifism. As a result, he spent three years in prison during World War II for refusing military conscription. While incarcerated, he continued to design and created a remarkable body of “paper architecture,” some of which anticipated the airports and shopping centers of the future.

Hession and Quigley, both former presidents of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will bring Howe’s career to life in this heavily illustrated talk, which accompanies an exhibit of the same name on view at the Edina Historical Society.

Copies of John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own for the signing if so desired.

PLEASE NOTE: The exhibit “John H. Howe Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design” officially opens at the Edina History Museum the same night - the opening is free to the public and runs from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Free refreshments will be available upstairs as part of the opening. The talk/book signing by Jane King Hession and Tim Quigley is downstairs and is not free, it is a ticketed event, so if you plan on seeing the exhibit and having some refreshments, please come earlier than the start of the 7:00 p.m. talk so that you have ample time to enjoy yourself. Thank you!

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