March 12, 2014

A Tour Of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

I've done quite a bit of traveling throughout the winter and at the end of January, I was in Phoenix Arizona for business meetings.  While I was there, I had the great pleasure of touring Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West.  Frank Lloyd Wright is, of course, the famous American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1000 structures and completed 532 works.  Wright's structures were designed to be in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.  Today, Taliesin West is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  Walter Robb, the Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market is a big supporter of Taliesin West and wanted to make sure his good friends got to learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and the Foundation.  Knowing my enthusiasm for all things Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter kindly invited me to a private tour and dinner at Taliesin West, which I and all the other guests thoroughly enjoyed.  There's also an extremely interesting Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art about city architecture.  It runs through June, 1 2014.