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Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright


Taliesin West, 12621 North Frank LLoyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Taliesan West by Frank Lloyd Wright

Taliesan West by Frank Lloyd Wright, as seen from the prow to the drafting studio and original dining room.

© 2009 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona / Guggenheim Museum Exhibition
Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices gathered desert rocks and sand to build this 600 acre complex near Scottsdale, Arizona. Wright envisioned Taliesin West as a bold new concept for desert living - "a look over the rim of the world" - and it was warmer than his summer home, Taliesin, in Wisconsin.

The Taliesin West complex includes a drafting studio, a dining room and kitchen, several theaters, housing for apprentices and staff, a student workshop, and expansive grounds with pools, terraces and gardens. Taliesin West is a school for architecture, but it also served as Wright's winter home until his death in 1959.

Experimental structures built by apprentice architects dot the landscape. The campus of Taliesin West continues to grow and change.

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