In honor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's 50th anniversary, the museum has mounted the exhibition "Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward." The exhibition shows the plans, models, animations, and drawings for 64 Frank Lloyd Wright projects — both the built and unbuilt projects. We were excited to see the newly commissioned models and animations for some of the unrealized projects - like Frank Lloyd Wright's "Plan for Great Baghdad" (1957), which included plans for an opera house, cultural center, and university. Many of the show's stunning 200 drawings (in watercolor, pen and ink) are on public display for the first time...
Images shown here:
• Edgar J. Kaufmann House, "Fallingwater," Mill Run, Pennsylvania, 1934–37, perspective drawing in graphite pencil and colored pencil on paper
• the Guggeheim Museum interior and models currently on view
• Frank Lloyd Wright in his studio at Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin, 1956. Photograph by OBMA
• Taliesin III, Spring Green, Wisconsin, 1925–59, exterior view (photo by David Heald)
The show presents the 64 projects in chronological order, but ends with the plans for the Guggenheim Museum itself (out of sequence). The exhibition focuses on how Wright worked with the landscape surrounding his buildings, leaving the landscape untouched. Most of the impressive building models and digital animations were commissioned especially for this exhibition.
The exhibition "Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward" is on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York through August 23, 2009.
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(Images: The Guggenheim Museum)