of the Holy
May 11 1956- Work begins
at Beth Sholom.
At this time 87 year old Frank Lloyd Wright is working simultaneously
on the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, a factory in SFO, a theatre in Dallas,
a chain of motels, forty houses in 20 states, a commercial building
in Venezuela and a memorial in Venice.
Earnest Hemingway writes:
"Better a fire in Venice than a building by Frank Lloyd Wright"
Wright replies,"Just a voice from the jungle."
The fireplace smoke stack-
from the room
where we first sat (HOH Page
6)- is actually disguised in the most right menorah detail near
the base. You can see it is slightly sooty.
Tom B's camera shows a rainbow
January 1958 Frank Lloyd Wright writes:
"Let God put His colors on, for He is the great Artist. When the
sun shines, the temple will glitter like gold. At night in the moonlight,
it will shine like silver. On gray days it will be gray. When the heavens
are blue, a soft blue will cover the building."
1957 July Cubist
sculptor Jacques Lipchitz (yes, the one who created the friezes
for the front door of the Barnes- and then wasn't allowed inside
) writes: “The work of Frank Lloyd Wright seems to me absolutely
Beth Sholom Synagogue,
the only Frank Lloyd Wright Synagogue.