Ocatilla Desert Camp

This image depicts Frank Lloyd Wright in the living room of the Wright cabin at the Ocatilla Desert Camp in 1929. The Ocatilla Desert Camp was constructed in the Arizona desert by Wright and his apprentices in 1927. It was intended to serve as base camp where Wright could observe the progress of the unrealized San Marcos Hotel. In Wright’s autobiography he discusses the camp’s placement within the desert landscape: “And you will soon see them like a group of giant butterflies with scarlet wing spots, conforming gracefully to the crown of outcropping of black splintered rock gently uprising from the desert floor.”

For more images of Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona (1929-59) from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Collection, click here.

Added by:
kater on August 8, 2013