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Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 256 pgs / 300 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 2   

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The Museum of Modern Art, 06/12/17 - 10/01/17

Bergdoll and Gray are showing us surprising sides of the architect, demonstrating that the arrival of the archive in New York makes possible a fresh age in Wright scholarship.
— Paul Goldberger

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive

Edited by Barry Bergdoll, Jennifer Gray. Text by John Michael Desmond, Carole Ann Fabian, Elizabeth S. Hawley, Juliet Kinchin, Neil Levine, Ellen Moody, Therese O’Malley, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Michael Osman, Spyros Papapetros, Janet Parks, Matthew Skjonsberg, David Smiley, Mabel O. Wilson.

Perspective drawing of Fallingwater (Kaufmann House), Mill Run, Pennsylvania, 1934, is reproduced from 'Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive.'Unpacking Wright’s archive of more than two million objects, on the 150th anniversary of the master architect’s birth
Published for a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar as to nearly preclude critical reexamination. Structured as a series of inquiries into the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives at Taliesin West, Arizona (recently acquired by MoMA and Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University), the book is a collection of scholarly explorations rather than an attempt to construct a master narrative. Each chapter centers on a key object from the archive that an invited author has “unpacked”— tracing its meanings and connections, and juxtaposing it with other works from the archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections. Wright’s quest to build a mile-high skyscraper reveals him to be one of the earliest celebrity architects, using television, press relations and other forms of mass media to advance his own self-crafted image. A little-known project for a Rosenwald School for African-American children, together with other projects that engage Japanese and Native American culture, ask provocative questions about Wright’s positions on race and cultural identity. Still other investigations engage the architect’s lifelong dedication to affordable and do-it-yourself housing, as well as the ecological systems, both social and environmental, that informed his approach to cities, landscapes and even ornament. The publication aims to open up Wright’s work to questions, interrogations and debates, and to highlight interpretations by contemporary scholars, both established Wright experts and others considering this iconic figure from new and illuminating perspectives.

Perspective drawing of Fallingwater (Kaufmann House), Mill Run, Pennsylvania, 1934, is reproduced from 'Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Apollo

Will Wiles

The words ‘American architect� feel a little bare when applied to Wright—convention pushes for the addition of a superlative, such as ‘greatest� or ‘best loved.'

Vanity Fair

Paul Goldberger

It is always the year of Frank Lloyd Wright, so monumentally does he loom over American architecture.

Artsy

Alexandra Alexa

Frank Lloyd Wright is synonymous with American architecture.

Time

Olivia B. Waxman

He was the man called ‘the Michelangelo of the 20th century� by the architect Eero Saarinen, so it's no surprise that 150 years after his birth, the work of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright still provides plenty to unpack.

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The audacity of Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt mile-high skyscraper

The audacity of Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt mile-high skyscraper

"Full of vigor and plans for the future, as usual, the octogenarian architect whose activities have heightened with advancing years, said he has a mile high building on his drawings boards, conceiving it as a 510 story structure to provide office space for 100,000 employees of the state of Illinois, Cook county, and the city of Chicago.… ‘The Empire State Building would be a mouse by comparison,’ Wright said.… Long noted as a foe of skyscrapers, which he once described as weeds growing one upon another, Wright described his projected Goliath of skyscrapers as the ultimate in centralization. ‘If we’re going to have centralization, why not quit fooling around and have it, because it looks like it will take a century to decentralize as it is.’” – Chicago Sunday Tribune, August 26, 1926, reproduced from Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive. continue to blog


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Extending the possibility of ornament: Frank Lloyd Wright's design universe

Extending the possibility of ornament: Frank Lloyd Wright's design universe

The architecture blockbuster of 2017, Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive, opens to the public Monday at The Museum of Modern Art, and with it comes a renewed interest in the work of the most quintessentially American of all American architects. Reproduced from the stellar exhibition catalog, “March Balloons” is a 1955 drawing based on one of Wright’s 1926 cover designs for Liberty—all of which were rejected by the magazine. A variation on this design was also used for a custom rug, which was detailed in a 1950-51 plan for the living room of Wright’s son, David, and daughter-in-law, Gladys. It is fascinating to see through projects large and small how Wright was able to create his own design universe. "While turning from the three-dimensionality of artifacts to the flatness of the printed page, Wright's colorful designs for the cover of the magazine Liberty (1927-28) offered him the opportunity to extend possibilities of ornament's transference across materials and scales," Spyros Papapetros writes. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/10/2017

From the prairie to the planets: the visionary architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

From the prairie to the planets: the visionary architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

When Frank Lloyd Wright completed his first independently commissioned building, the William Winslow house, in 1893, the Prairie Style was born—and American architecture changed forever. Over the next six decades, Wright would design more than 1,000 architectural works, realizing just over 500. In addition to seminal residential and public buildings like Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum, he designed chapels, apartment buildings, stables, clubs, schools, monuments, offices, factories, libraries and much more. Pictured here is an unbuilt project, the Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium, Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland, 1924–25. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/9/2017

Place as Spectacle in 'Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive'

Place as Spectacle in 'Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive'

Neither a mid-century rendering of a one-day space settlement, nor a sci-fi city on the future Planet Earth, this shimmering night perspective was produced in 1955 by Frank Lloyd Wright to depict his vision for the Madison Civic Center (Monona Terrace) in Madison, Wisconsin, which he began work on in 1938 and continued to revise until his death in 1959. Realized posthumously in much-altered form, the original plan called for a mega-structure partially cantilevered over Lake Monona. “By placing the main programmatic elements, including automobile access and parking, under a semicircular street-level terrace echoing the auditorium shape within, the civic center became a public forum,” Neil Levine writes in Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive. “With the lake as backdrop and the city as foreground, Wright pictured the theaterlike outdoor space as a place of spectacle.” continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/8/2017

Celebrating Frank LLoyd Wright at 150

Celebrating Frank LLoyd Wright at 150

Today, we honor the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth, and next week the Museum of Modern Art opens Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive, the summer blockbuster organized around the prolific American architect's archive of more than two million objects. Pictured here is a lithograph promoting Wright’s affordable American System-Built Houses project, 1915-1917, commissioned by the Milwaukee-based real estate developer, Richards Company. “I believe that the architecture in America that fails to take into account the machine and modern organization tendencies is going to be of no great benefit to the people,” Wright wrote. “I do not want any mistake made about this new ‘System.’ These buildings are not in any sense the ready cut buildings we have all heard of where a little package of material is sold to be stuck together in any fashion. The American System-Built House is not a ready cut house, but a house… systematized in such a way that the result is guaranteed… I want to deliver beautiful houses to people at a certain price, key in packet.” continue to blog


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