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Wright Way Arizona: Design in the Desert

February 22-25, 2013

“The great nature-masonry we see rising from the great mesa floors is all the noble architecture Arizona has to show at present and that is not architecture at all. But it is inspiration.”
Frank Lloyd Wright, 1943

JUST ADDED: A private tour of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix. Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house, completed in 1951, for his son and daughter-in-law. The house recently gained national attention when it was marked for demolition and saved from destruction when an anonymous donor purchased the building for restoration.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Southwestern architecture reflects the desert's mystery, majesty and magic. Take a respite from winter and join the Preservation Trust on an expedition to the Sonoran Desert to see the glorious result of Frank Lloyd Wright’s inspiration.

Enjoy an in-depth tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1937 desert masterpiece and winter home Taliesin West, with refreshments in the architects’ private dining room, and a chat with one of the Taliesin Fellows. Visit Wright’s First Christian Church, Grady Gammage Auditorium at Arizona State University and the privately-owned UHaul Price House designed by Wright for Harold Price, Sr. Also on the agenda is a tour at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, with its Wright-inspired design, and a tour and afternoon tea at the Desert Botanical Garden to reflect on Wright’s desert inspiration.

This excursion includes three nights at the famed Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, two dinners, three  lunches, all admission and tour fees and gratuities, and transportation by luxury motorcoach including airport drop-off at the end of the tour. It does not include airfare or airport transfer upon arrival.

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