Article: The history of FLW and the Guggenheim Museum

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

"The Guggenheim Museum ... is widely considered his best (and certainly most memorable)work." ... above a photo of Fallingwater!

I have a soft spot in my heart for Guggenheim, but I would not put it at the top of the list.

SpringGreen
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Post by SpringGreen »

I can see why Sara Barnes (the author of the article) screwed up the date on Fallingwater (the commission of which came in 1935), but I've no idea how she f-ed up the date on Guggenheim commission. 1939? How did that happen? And later on, writing that the commission took "15 years"... ok, that brings the commission date down to 1944. Followed by the information that Rebay first wrote to Wright on June 1, 1943.

editors, editors.
"The building as architecture is born out of the heart of man, permanent consort to the ground, comrade to the trees, true reflection of man in the realm of his own spirit." FLLW, "Two Lectures in Architecture: in the Realm of Ideas".

SDR
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Post by SDR »

"Editors ? We can't afford editors... !" Apologies to J Nicholson, et al.

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