Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright Archive Moving to New York

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was a collector. He collected everything and anything related to his work. He saved his doodle on a Plaza Hotel cocktail napkin of an imagined city on Ellis Island, his earliest pencil sketch of the spiraling Guggenheim Museum and his architectural models. The archive of his work in various forms is moving to New York for preservation by the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.  Reader, Howie G. sent me a tip about this newsThe collection includes more than 23,000 architectural drawings, about 40 large-scale, architectural models, some 44,000 photographs, 600 manuscripts and more than 300,000 pieces of office and personal correspondence. 

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