Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio, school of architecture, and home in the Arizona desert, is universally recognized as a modern masterpiece. It began as a “desert camp” in 1937 and continued to evolve throughout his life. Today it represents the summation of Wright’s ideals of “Organic Architecture” – an approach to building “appropriate to place, appropriate to time, and appropriate to man.” In order to better understand the enduring meaning and significance of Taliesin West, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, first provides an in-depth overview of Wright’s remarkable life and career. He then focuses on Taliesin West, relating everything from its origins, innovative use of materials, and experimental construction methods, to Wright’s orchestration of architectural concepts. Mr. Pfeiffer conjures an intimate portrait of Taliesin West from the perspective of someone who has lived and worked there for nearly six decades.
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Edition: Special Number of discs: 2 Format: DVD, NTSC Regions: Worldwide Language: English Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Duration: 82 minutes
Features Disc One: Documentary Film • 30 minute overview of Taliesin West • 52 minute overview on Wright’s life and career • Slide show of over 140 New Photographs • Region Free (DVD is viewable in all countries) • NTSC format
Disc Two: Interactive Tour This Interactive Virtual Tour utilizes an intuitive multi-referenced interface to allow users self-directed experiences through a comprehensive collection of photographs, VR panoramas, and drawings. It provides the most engaging and comprehensive documentation of Taliesin West ever produced.
• Over 147 Photographs and 19 Virtual Reality Panorama. • Hi-Resolution Viewing of Archival Drawings and Photographs
Interactive Tour Requirements: • Operating systems: Windows • DVD-ROM Drive.
Studio: IN-D media, LLC Director / Producer: Timothy Sakamoto Starring: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer Released Date: 2007