6 degrees of Frank Lloyd Wright

Scottsdale destinations connected to the architect

It’s been called Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sonoran Desert masterpiece: sandstone boulders were lugged across the southwestern wilderness and moulded with concrete to create a personal retreat, studio and architectural school in Scottsdale, Ariz. Taliesin West, which turns 75 this year, is where Wright drafted some of his most remarkable mid-century designs, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Wright’s influence still ripples throughout Scottsdale, where he spent winters until his death in 1959. Below are six Scottsdale experiences and destinations connected to America’s original starchitect.

Taliesin West

Take the two-hour Night Lights tour for a different perspective of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 550-acre campus, a National Historic Landmark hosting 75th-anniversary festivities throughout 2012.

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