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Browsing items in: Oasis - Frank Lloyd Wright's Designs for the Arizona Capitol

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    • View of the Interior Plaza

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation;
    • This photograph allows natural light to shine through the back of the model. While natural light would not have been able to flow as freely, this image allows the viewer to infer how the rising sun would have shown through Wright's Capitol.
    • Designing a Capitol for Arizona

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation;
    • This is a transcript of a conversation with Wright. During the course of the conversation, one is able to better understand Wright's motivations for the design and his hopes for Arizona.
    • View of Gardens

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation;
    • The restoration of the lattice work allows the viewer an unobscured view into the gardens.
    • Moving the Oasis Model

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models; Arizona Capitol Museum; Phoenix Art Museum
    • The process of moving the Oasis model from the Phoenix Art Museum to the Arizona Capitol Museum.
    • Interior Walkway

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Office spaces within the main mall.
    • Damaged Oasis Model

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation;
    • Many parts of the model had become broken or destroyed over the years.
    • Stairwell

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Indoor staircase.
    • North Fountain

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Fountain and intricate design work.
    • Looking to North over Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Courtesy of the Phoenix Art Museum: "Arizona's natural landscape inspired Frank Lloyd Wright's 1957 design for the Arizona State Capitol. Although never built, he pictured the building near the red rock buttes of Papago Park in Phoenix,...
    • Oasis Model Before Restoration

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation;
    • Before the model was displayed at the Phoenix Art Museum, it had to go through some extensive restoration.
    • Rendering of Oasis in Papago Hills

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
    • An architectural rendering of the Oasis Capitol building. Early drafts of the building had three spires rising out of the building. The viewer is able to see the erasure marks and white-out that was used to cover the two spires after they were...
    • Looking to the East

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • According to Wright’s blueprints, the House of Representatives would have occupied the the beige, hexagonal building on the left. The Senate would have been housed in the building on the right. The Supreme Court and Governor’s Office are...
    • South End of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "These preliminary drawings indicate a high, wide, sheltering crenelated-canopy of modern structure - like a great tree, filtering sunlight over subordinate but beautiful buildings and gardens standing together beneath the canopy in harmonious...
    • Colonnade and Pool

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Therefore no more Nineteenth Century building for Arizona to go with the mortgage already foreclosed upon her landscape by the 'developer,' the pole-and-wire men and the political slaves-of-the-Expedient. When the State of Arizona builds her...
    • Looking Towards the South-West

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The plan I [Wright] respectfully submit is a simple commodious arrangement of her official family: the Senate, the Assembly, and the Chief Executive suites - all provided conveniently with ample offices, committee rooms, lounges, attractive...
    • Canopy and South Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The officialdom is related to the Arizona public in convenient ways, simple, becoming and direct - the whole spacious and dignified in designs: all to be excused in materials characteristic of the State and by the latest methods of economic...
    • West End of Building

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The great simplicity and beauty of ground level convenience throughout: saving the cost of elevator-plant displacement and construction plus yearly cost of maintenance."
    • North End of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The dignity of modern concept in planning and integral construction appropriate to Arizona's own unique character."
    • House of Representatives and North Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The cramped urban accommodations of the Nineteenth Century as now seen in the officially approved Capitol for Arizona should not be allowed to date the state. The design for the proposed Capitol [not Wright's design] is completely out of date in...
    • Open Hexagonal Canopy Work

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The 400 foot wide sheltering hexagonal crenelated skeleton canopy filtering sunlight over the structure beneath - like the foliage of a great tree - cutting down air-conditioning in the Valley of the Sun."

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