75. Lots of Geometric Shapes

Friend Family Adventure

We try to give the kids clues on how to identify famous works and their creators. Examples include if a piano piece has lots of notes and runs it is Rachmaninov and if a painting looks like is was made with brush strokes that are lines of color it is probably Van Gogh. Today they learned if a house or building has a lot of geometric shapes it’s likely by Frank Lloyd Wright. I’m sure many an arts connoisseur is having a coronary right now. We visited the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West.


It was the quintessential Wright with low ceilings, rectangles and triangles everywhere. There was also an Eastern influence, it was fun to see where he had placed interesting Eastern pieces willy-nilly throughout the grounds.


I realize he would not appreciate the term willy-nilly to describe his well planned residence. It is well worth a…

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