Disk 1: 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 and 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.
Disk 2: The Interactive Tour represents the most comprehensive documentation of Taliesin West ever assembled. It brings together a comprehensive collection of contemporary and historical photographs, 360 degree virtual reality panoramas, and Wright's original drawings, to create an immersive experience of the entire complex.