"To Joan ... "

The Milwaukee Art Museum (soon to host the exhibit Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century ) has an entry on the their blog on a copy of Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography residing in the museum’s library .

It’s a first edition, with an inscription from Wright to the granddaughter of Dankmar Adler, Joan Saltzstein. “To Joan … granddaughter of the ‘American Engineer’ my ‘Big Chief’ …Frank Lloyd Wright”. Though Adler fired Wright in 1893, they remained friends.

The volume and other materials donated by Joan, including family movies (never before shown to the public) of life at Taliesin in the 1930s and 40s, will be included in the museum’s exhibit.