Monday, April 29, 2013

Taliesin West


Last Friday morning I took a drive out to Taliesin West to take the tour.  I had taken it before several years ago but, it was an evening tour and I wanted to get some photos so I decided to do it one more time.  Taliesin West was the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright and it is currently owned an operated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  It still serves as a School of Architecture where students earn a Masters of Architecture Degree.


Taliesin West was FLW's winter home and it was built specifically to suit him and his unique lifestyle.  For many years after the purchase of the land in 1937, there was no water or electricity and he, his wife, and his apprentices lived in tent-like structures and the hauled water to the site.

Tomorrow I'll show you a couple more photos from this interesting place.

13 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Certainly a very interesting looking place with lots of different angles, perfect place for a school of architecture!

Thérèse said...

Phoenix is so lucky to have such a legacy! It's beautiful and full of interest.

Judy said...

It's such a lovely and peaceful place. A nice place to spend the winter months.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All the stonework gives it a real 50's feel Sharon. It's a lovely home and what a fantastic place to study.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I will have to google him...very interested in his life! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

RedPat said...

I'm so envious of you being able to tour this place. I have a few books on his work but have never seen one of his buildings in person. I think there are some near Buffalo which is only 2 hours away but you do get lazy and the thought of fighting traffic ....

Lowell said...

I appreciate these photos. I had heard of this place when we lived in the area but I can't recall ever visiting. It was considered very avant-garde and "hippy." But it's gorgeous. I'll look forward to seeing more!

glenda said...

Very interesting place to tour. Can you imagine the summers there with no air conditioning.

Jack said...

I was there about seven or eight years ago. The tour guide focused on how much of the structure leaks, etc. I always thought an architect's first responsibility is to make a building safe, watertight and efficient. If those things aren't present, the beauty doesn't matter. I still find Wright buildings interesting, but I don't want to own one!

Randy said...

He was one of the best. I love this design.

JM said...

Just fabulous! Love it. Great shots too, Sharon.

Kate said...

What clean, simple lines! Wright used to get on my flight between Madison, Wi and Chicago many times when I was a flight attendant. He was a somewhat taciturn and irascible old man.

Karl Demetz said...

Huuu, beautiful place, Sharon!