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    • Looking to the East over Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • ’Oasis’ was Frank Lloyd Wright’s suggested, but officially unsolicited, proposal for a new Arizona State Capitol design. The design has been recreated in this three dimensional model now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through April 29 as part...
    • Close-up of South Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "A new freedom - this - that would stand in modern times for Arizona as the Alhambra once stood in Spain before our continent was discovered."
    • Interior of the Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Additional exhibition galleries and much space on main level and balconies are available for State Historical exhibits and other exhibits societies may wish to include."
    • Interior Mall

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation;
    • "Admirable dove-tailing of the public interest and the legislative function."
    • South Colonnade of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "All [buildings] stand beneath and together in green gardens, fountains playing, pools reflecting. Great vistas of beauty are everywhere: useful function perfected no less - but no more so when thus sheltered and standing high and wide in Arizona...
    • View from the South-West of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Ample ease of access both public and private and free circulation throughout the structure is important feature of the entire scheme."
    • Looking West over Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Citizens of Arizona - the State is your home! Your spirit should there find appropriate expression. To build an already dated New York monstrosity to stand up to present Arizona to posterity seems to me a crime punishable by you - yourselves. ...
    • Open Hexagonal Canopy

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Construction is also made easy because all is easily reached directly from the ground. Foundations are inexpensive because [they are] shallow."
    • North Colonnade and Pool

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Economy of design in which every detail is characteristic."
    • North Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Her [Arizona] terrain is unique in the world: destined, in spite of obtuse insistence upon industry and agriculture, to become the playground of these United States of America. The tendency of parrot-and-monkey politics 'a la Los Angeles' -...
    • Close-up of Lattice Roof

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "I [Wright] can see why you, the citizens of Arizona, need to appoint certain men to arrange and look after your mundane affairs - just as you need police. But I am totally unable to see why those men should choose the buildings that will...
    • Colonnade and Senate Building

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "I [Wright] present a true Twentieth Century economical building of a character suited to grace Arizona landscape as seen, for instance, in unique Papago Park - a park near enough to an urban center to be convenient but yet be unspoiled by...
    • Full Model

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "In any tall structure much expense of time and space is sacrificed to elevator shafts, landing spaces and perpetual maintenance. There is no such waste in this free ground-level plan. The plan [here presented]arranges all public spaces as related...
    • Legislative Building with Adjacent Offices

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "In balcony level areas of the legislature, public seating may easily be extended. Private parking scheme for the legislative body and the executive are provided at special entrance for the legislature. For the public, on either side near the...
    • Looking towards the West

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "INCLUDED: complete conveniences, courts, gardens and fountains for -

      1. Senate of 30 with convenient retiring rooms for senators.

      2. Assembly of 80 with 20 committee rooms.

      3. Supreme Court with retiring rooms for each...
    • Outside Covered Walkway

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Many minor offices doing business of the state should not clog the legislative process but be accommodated in the old capitol building, remodeled for the purpose."
    • South Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Stone, copper, plastics employed in the great ferro-concrete system of construction that now constitutes the Twentieth Century body of our world. A sheltered air-conditioned spaciousness - all on one level: no elevator service needed."
    • 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."
    • 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...
    • 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."
    • 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."
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 included...
    • Taliesin West - Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

    • Unknown
    • Photographs -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Photography -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History -- Photographs; Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Wright, Frank Lloyd,1867-1959
    • After visiting the Valley of the Sun in the early 1930s and staying at the Scottsdale area Jokake Inn, famed midwest architect Frank Lloyd Wright decided to build a winter home and a School of Architecture in 1937 in the foothills of the McDowell...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • North Fountain

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Fountain and intricate design work.
    • Stairwell

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Indoor staircase.
    • 115 Early Arizona Architects List (1880-1930)

    • James W. Garrison, State Historic Preservation Officer
    • Architecture; Architects; Architectural Firms
    • List of 115 Early Arizona Architects and their major works ranging from 1880 through 1930
    • 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.
    • Interior Walkway

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

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