The Frank Lloyd Wright Stuff: Revelations From the Archive of America’s Favorite Architect

In September 2012, the Museum of Modern Art in New York joined forces with Columbia University's Avery Library to acquire what is surely American architecture's grandest prize: the archive of Frank Lloyd Wright. Grand perhaps being an understatement for a collection including 55,000 drawings, 125,000 photographs, and 300,000 pieces of correspondence, not to mention umpteen models, films and various other pieces of ephemera.After five years, we now have the first fruits of this acquisition in exhibition form: "Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive." An omnibus show, it is at once extensive, an eye-wearying presentation of more than 400 items, mostly delicate drawings; but also seemingly modest in its ambitions, something one could never say about its subject.  Continue reading...

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