Editor’s notebook: Change in the Valley of the Sun
September 19, 2019
The sun beats down on Taliesin West, because Taliesin West is smack in the center of the Valley of the Sun and the sun, as you should probably expect, almost always beats down on the valley that bears its name.
Frank Lloyd Wright trekked to Taliesin West just about every year for more than two decades, from 1937, when the Wisconsin winters started to chill his bones, until his death in 1959. Situated on a mesa just below McDowell Peak 26 miles north of downtown Phoenix, Wright described it in his autobiography as “the top of the world.”