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Taliesin, June 18, 1957.
This is a condensed version of an interview that can be found here for free: www.myfamilymemoirs.com. The video was split into several segments and rearranged to shorten what was originally 14 minutes.

"No man is free who is afraid. And he is afraid until he has developed the certainty that comes from a creative life and a creative role in life by way of art, religion, and science." - FLW

"Mediocrity is always dishonest. You may not think that is a true statement, but let's go it the other way around and say dishonesty is always mediocre."-FLW

"Why have we denied and gone against every fundamental principle that we found our forefathers—or would have found if we studied it—declared as freedom? I can't understand it, unless it is that all our standards are so mixed, like our blood, that we have lost sight of anything straightforward, clean, true, and original."-FLW 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAHnlWEqpZM

 
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Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house - Putty Nail Holes & Cracks

It is a beautiful Fall day to replace all the screws on the south side of Cedric's balcony and putty all the nail holes and cracks. Took off Wednesday afternoon to treat the surface with 4 oz of TSP, 1 quart of Clorox and three quarts of water. Will sand and paint the first coat of Sikkens Cetol 1 tomorrow. Getting the correct screws was an adventure. First I got # 12 2-1/2" brass screws because they seemed to match and I just took it for granted that they should be brass. They were very hard to screw into the holes so I checked the plans we scanned at Taliesin West and they indicated #10 3" screws. And after checking the interior walk away screws they are steel. They just looked brass because of the finish over them. Replaced the #12s with #10 steel. "Something is always happening in the country," as Frank Lloyd Wright said. I guess it was meant for refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright home as well.
 
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