Guggenheim Museum in New York (USA) - museum project by Frank Lloyd Wright
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1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, USA
Date of build
1959 - year of graduation
Initially, other locations of the structure were considered, among others 36th Street, 54th Street, Park Avenue or the Riverdale section of the Bronx, but in the end the Museum was built between 88th and 89th Street.
The Guggenheim Museum is an attempt by Wright to restore the plasticity of organic forms in architecture.
The building has the shape of an inverted Babylonian pyramid or a diaphragm or a spiral.
Visitors to the gallery are first transported by elevators to the top floor, and then watching the exhibits go down the gentle slope.
The building is a combination of different shapes, triangles, ovals, arcs, circles and squares. We find here oval columns, repeating shapes of fountains and stairs, and round and spiral patterns on the floors.
Some people, mostly artists, criticize Wright for his museum, whose shape outside can overcome art inside, and for combining the static regularity of geometry with plasticity of nature.
In the museum there is a huge collection of paintings, among others such masters as Picasso, Miro, Klee and Kandisky. Due to the constantly expanding collections, in 1992 the second, named Guggenheim Solo Muzeum, was opened.
In 1986, the building was awarded by the American Institute of Architects.
Official website: http://www.guggenheim.org
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