Frank Lloyd Wright in the Arizona Desert

February 7, 2018
AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

By the mid-1920’s, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural career was considered over. However, his experience in Arizona helped transform his work in fundamental ways that set the groundwork for some of the most remarkable designs he eventually came to produce, including such late-career masterworks such as Fallingwater, Johnson Wax, Taliesin West, and the Guggenheim Museum. The Arizona desert gave Wright a new canvas to experiment with, and he came to call it home as a place that exemplified the freedom of imagination for his uniquely American architecture. Join us as we explore this period in Wright’s career through the case studies of Taliesin West and the David Wright House, two of his most experimental works.

Victor Sidy, AIA LEED AP, is an architect, educational leader, and advocate for quality in the built environ-ment. Mr. Sidy served as Head of School and Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Scottsdale, Arizona and Spring Green, Wisconsin from 2005 to 2015, and is currently the architect for planning and preservation for the David Wright House in Phoenix. Presented as part of the Footprints On The Desert series

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General Public—$5.00; AHS members & Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Members—$4.00.
Does not include museum admission. Donations welcome.

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