Thursday, April 16, 2009

Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright built a 600 acre desert camp in north Scottsdale in 1937 and he called it Taliesin West. Taliesin West is Welsh and means "shining brow."

Over the next five days I am going to take you on a tour of part of Taliesin West. It is a truly amazing place to visit and a must see for visitors. There are several public tour options.  Just look at the stone work and angles in this photo.  

Today, Taliesin West is the home of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which he established in 1940. The Foundation continues to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's legacy and still has architectural students come and live on the property to experiment with design ideas, the same way Frank Lloyd wright did at this desert camp.  He tested lots of designs and materials at Taliesin West.   For tours and information,  click Taliesin West. 

17 comments:

Irredento Urbanita said...

It makes me remember some peruvian ruins made of mud.

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Valery

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Olivier said...

d'accord avec "Irredento Urbanita" on dirait des créations péruviennes où inca. on attend la suite de la visite.

agree with the "Irredento Urbanita" it seems that the Peruvian or Inca creations. expected following the visit.

brattcat said...

This is a fantastic beginning, Julie. Can't wait to see the rest of the series.

Lois said...

The stonework is gorgeous! Looking forward to the tour.

Hilda said...

The stonework is gorgeous! The angles are amazing too. I can understand why architecture students would do a pilgrimage (and I mean that) to this place.

I am definitely going to enjoy this series. I've always found Frank Lloyd Wright's works fascinating.

henny said...

My architect friend is gonna be very happy to find your link.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I was lucky enough to visit Taliesin West a few years ago. I'm looking forward to visiting it again via your photo tour!

april said...

that is really a spectacular building and I'm looking forward to more photos, perhaps details of these stone (?) structures.

JM said...

This is fantastic! Looking forward to see more of his work.

Sharon said...

I love this place!!

mo'ikeha said...

Enough angles, curves and colours to get lost in - will surely enjoy your tour.

Jacob said...

I shall look forward to your photos...I've heard so much about this place, but never visited.

glenda said...

He is such an interesting person and his arcitecture is so unique. Looking forward to your tour.

Clueless in Boston said...

I visited it before and can't wait to see it again. We went when my children were younger, so we went on the children's tour, which we were told is better than the regular tour. I don't know how true that is, but it was extremely interesting.

Vogon Poet said...

Great stonework and structure. Amazing series, beautiful image.

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Kate said...

I recall visiting this place years ago and feel I should make a return visit soon. Frank Lloyd Wright was an amazing man. I used to see him often taking a small feeder airline out of Madison, WI on his many travels. Taliesin East is also very interesting.

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