In 1932, Tafel, then a twenty-year-old from New York City, became part of the Taliesin Fellowship, which Frank Lloyd Wright and his third wife, Olgivanna, were establishing on Wright's estate in Wisconsin. In an obituary of Tafel in the RIBA Journal, Zoe Blackner characterizes Taliesin as "at once architecture school, workcamp, bohemian community and autocratic fiefdom." Tafel stayed at Taliesin for nine years before beginning his own architectural practice, ultimately becoming one of Taliesin's best known alumni and a dedicated preserver of Wright's legacy.
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