Motif SAMARA Photo Gallery
A Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home
Ed Townsend, Photographer

Ed Townsend

Photo Gallery

Gallery I
Organic Architecture

Gallery II
Moods of

Gallery III
Nature of

Gallery IV
Copper of

Gallery V

Gallery VI

Gallery VII

Gallery VIII
Colors of

Gallery VI - Oriental Art

"Photographs that say a lot about Frank Lloyd Wright's genius of design." Ed Townsend, 1999

The challenge of taking night pictures at SAMARA had Ed wondering what his camera might "see" as he focused on oriental objects around the house.

The oriental influence shows up everywhere at SAMARA - from the terrace and carport to the fireplace and entertainment center.

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                Lanterns           Budda              Lights           Guarded Entry

Oriental art greatly influenced the Usonian architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Chinese lanterns draw attention to the terrace as an extension of the living room. A lighted Budda poised among colorful candles creates an oriental atmosphere for the entertainment center. Pole lights illuminate space near the fireplace creating contrasting light and dark areas on the specially selected pinkish red brick of SAMARA. The carport provides a guarded entry characteristic of the orient with its gargoyle and terra-cotta soldiers.

Photographer's Comments
I think these pictures illustrate SAMARA's linkage with Frank Lloyd Wright's use of oriental art in many of his decorating schemes. His own homes, Taliesin and Taliesin West, have an oriental flavor in some of the design elements and decorations used in each home.

SAMARA Photo Gallery
Organic Architecture * Moods of SAMARA * Nature of SAMARA * Copper of SAMARA
Mystic Quality * Oriental Art * Nighttime Decor * Colors of SAMARA

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