A Visit To Taliesin West   2 comments

Thought I would reblog this September 13, 2011 posting of one of my favorite sites in the Scottsdale, Arizona area. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Taliesin West — Image by kenne

I don’t have a “bucket list,” however, if I did going to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona would be on the list. As a child, I wanted to be an architect when I grew up, and one of my favorite architects was Frank Lloyd Wright. As a young adult and living in northern Illinois, it was easy to visit Wright’s home, Taliesin, near Green Spring, Wisconsin, which I did back in the ’60s. This past weekend, we visited Taliesin West, considered one of Wright’s greatest masterpieces, it is a showcase of his ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces.

Wright, recognized as the 20th century’s greatest architect, decided in the early 1930’s to build a winter home in the desert after suffering an illness during one of Wisconsin’s cold winters.  After purchasing 550 acres 26 miles northwest of Phoenix, and with…

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Posted June 1, 2016 by kenneturner in Information

2 responses to “A Visit To Taliesin West

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  1. Great photos of one of my favorite hometown attractions! Funny, I too wanted to be an architect when I was younger and still have a collection of FLW books I flip through just for fun. What I always admired most about him was his disregard for some architectural rules in favor of his (usually accurate) instinct.

    Cheers

  2. Interesting! 🙂 There are a couple of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in our area (around Kankakee, IL) His designs were interesting!

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