Monday, April 27, 2009

Taliesin West Fountain

Frank Lloyd Wright had intimate gardens, beautiful landscapes, and water features integrated into Taliesin West.  

This photo shows one of the water features.  You could barely see this water fountain in the lower left corner of yesterday's post. Wright's desert camp is quite unique and has many surprises. 

Frank Lloyd Wright designed many interesting architectural structures in Arizona. For example Wright designed the Gammage auditorium at Arizona State University, which is still actively used for theater and I attend events there regularly.  Gammage Auditorium was initially designed to be built on an island in the middle of the Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq.

Wright designed many houses, churches, including the First Christian Church. In New York he is well known for designing the Guggenheim Museum using a ciruclar design.      

9 comments:

mo'ikeha said...

So very grateful for that fountain, providing a good without colour, nearly no taste - but essential to live, especially within a desert, which doesn't have to consist only of sand.

Olivier said...

une fontaine originale, cela fait très année 1970 comme concept

original fountain, this very year 1970 as a concept

Abe Lincoln said...

That reminded me of a UFO. I wonder why...

The Hamlet of Gordon

Sharon said...

We are lucky to have so many of his buildings and houses in our area. I feel lucky that I had the opportunity to visit many places designed by him in Oak Park Illinois and in Wisconsin. Sometime I'd like to see the famous house on the east coast called "Falling Water".

henny said...

Oh, I'm sorry, but it looks like an alien for me.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

It seems like a place worth visiting. Wright sure was a man of talent.

Jacob said...

You're right about surprises. Who would think to design a water fountain that looked like that!

But, it is beautiful!

Hilda said...

For a minute in the portal, I thought it was a whimsical alien! :)

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

This is a lovely clean shape. Very unusual, not seen this type before, will use it in one of my designs!

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