Saturday, April 3, 2010

Taliesin West – Scottsdale, Arizona

When touring Arizona and the American Southwest, one stop that will feed your brain is the “desert camp” built by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright fell in love with the Sonoran Desert when he was working in Phoenix on the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. Wright built this house for his winter escape from Taliesin in his home state of Wisconsin.

Upon seeing Taliesin West, one gets the feeling that all the architects of the 60’s and 70’s were inspired by Wright’s designs. When Wright built it in 1937, at the age of 70, it was unlike any other home in America.

Taliesin West is open for tours daily except on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.