2011. június 10., péntek
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect Without Limits
died half a century ago, but people are still fighting over him. The extraordinary scope of his genius, which touched on every aspect of American life, makes him one of the most daunting figures of the 20th century. But to many he is still the vain, megalomaniacal architect, someone who trampled over his clients’ wishes, drained their and left them with leaky .
So “Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward,” which opens on Friday at the, will be a disappointment to some. The show offers no new insight into his life’s work. Nor is there any real sense of what makes him so controversial. It’s a chaste show, as if the Guggenheim, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, was determined to make fit for civilized company.
of this low-key approach is that it puts the emphasis back where it belongs: on . There are more than 200 drawings, many never exhibited publicly before. More than a dozen scale models, some commissioned for the show, give a strong sense of the lucidity of his designs and the intimate relationship between building and landscape that was such a central theme of his art.