Sunday, April 19, 2009

Asian Art and Taliesin West

This photo at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West shows Asian art installed into the desert masonry wall. You also can see the interesting door leading into a room. The entrances and walkways leading to doors to enter various rooms at Taliesin West are quite intriguing.

Frank Lloyd Wright had numerous Asian art pieces integrated into Taliesin West. Some were broken during shipping and he and his architectural students found wonderful ways to use the broken pieces when constructing or reconstructing areas of the desert camp.

Taliesin West is recognized as one of Wright's greatest achievements and one of the world's great architectural masterpieces. In 1956, an Architectural Record survey named Taliesin West as one of the fifty most significant works of architecture designed over the preceding 100 years. 
  
A 1991 Architectural Record survey identified Taliesin West as the 25th of the 100 most significant works of architecture in the world in the preceding 100 years.  Taliesin West is located at 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.  For more information, click Taliesin West.

11 comments:

brattcat said...

I highly recommend enlarging this one to see the detail. This is such an interesting series, Julie.

Sharon said...

I like the fact that it's still a working architectural school.

Carlos Bentabol said...

NICE PICTURES

Jarart said...

I'm enjoying this tour very much!!

Dusty Lens said...

interesting place to visit. That door is unusual, I like it!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Just loving the Taleisin West photos. Can't get enough! Please keep them coming!

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I am really enjoying your series on Taliesin West. It is great that you are dedicating a week (I think you said week at the beginning) to various aspects of the school.

glenda said...

The Asian Art pieces make interesting accents throughout Taliesen West. What a strange looking door! Loved the Moon Gate yesterday.I'm enjoying The info in your write-ups.

mo'ikeha said...

What an alluring door that is. Shrinking the frame to the size of what really is important.

magicpolaroid said...

interestin place and nice photo!

Kate said...

This is indeed an interesting bit of architecture. The man was a genius, but from what I understand not very kind. Mean-spirited, or so I've been told.

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