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.

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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.

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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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