April 5, 2023
Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest by Andrew Needham
A book about the growth and changes in Phoenix between the time the Wrights first arrived and now, which helps us to better put into context the changes to the landscape around Taliesin West.
Between 1940 and 1980, Phoenix grew from a small, agricultural city of 65,000 to a metropolis of 1.5 million. By the 80s five coal-burning power plants surrounded the Navajo reservation, generating electricity for export to Phoenix, Los Angeles, and other cities. Exploring the postwar developments of these two very different landscapes, Power Lines tells the story of the far-reaching environmental and social inequalities of metropolitan growth, and the roots of the contemporary coal-fueled climate change crisis. Join us on the Sunset Terrace to discuss this book.
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Sunset Terrace