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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Openness indoors

Magnet #447 - FLW's Guggenheim

Yep. I think I've firmly established that I'm a Frank Lloyd Wright fan. Love his work - maybe not so much the guy behind the drafting board if the stories are to be believed, but what are you gonna do.

I also love my FLW magnets - and the Guggenheim gift shop purchasing person. (I hope other gift shop purchasing people learn their lesson. To wit, I used this pin/magnet for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular because they had no magnets in the shop. Ohhh, the horror! But, two days ago? I walked by their little gift shop, and I spied a little board at the cash register with at least a couple of magnet designs. Heh. Nice. I can't wait to see them up close.)

This one is supercool - it's taken from the bottom floor of the atrium, looking up to the skylight.

I think one of my favorite parts of the museum itself is the part where Wright intended folks to zip right up to the top in the elevator, and slowly work their way down the sloping walkway. They say it's like the inside of a nautilus shell with open spaces and the curvity-curves. I just think it's nifty.

I picked this magnet for today, just to help countdown to the exhibition I've been waiting for: Frank Lloyd Wright, From Within Outward." It starts tomorrow, and runs through August. According to the write-up, the exhibition is supposed to highlight one of the hallmarks of FLW's work - openness in interior space.

Well, I'm telling you, if the Guggenheim NY isn't the prime example of openness in interior space, I haven't a clue what is.

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Vicki said...

YOu better wait for me. It's only a couple of weeks. IJS.

joy said...

Hee. No worries. I'll wait. We should go superearly in the morning. I've found that's when no one actually goes! It's superawesome.