The story of how Frank Lloyd Wright built the Guggenheim Museum, from the project to its opening.
[Time and the Architect. Frank Lloyd Wright and the Guggenheim Museum] The story of how Frank Lloyd Wright built the Guggenheim Museum, from the project to its opening in 1959, recounted by Francesco Dal Co. This volume documents the vicissitudes of the construction of the famous New York museum, from the architect’s relationship with the client – the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation – and the museum directors Hilla Rebay and James Sweeney, to the dynamics linked to the location of the building; from the distinctive features and requirements of the exhibition space to the architect’s personal approach to designing the museum. It also contains a detailed analysis of the museum’s compositional and structural development, from the spiral ramp to the inverted ziggurat shape. The rich iconographic documentation, consisting of old photos, drawings and models from the archive, makes it possible to fully understand one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most remarkable projects.