Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

The archive talks


In 2012 the Avery Library at Columbia University bought from the Wright Foundation the huge archive that the architect put together in the course of his career of almost seventy years: 55,000 drawings, 125,000 photographs, 300,000 letters, and innumerable telegrams and videos. To celebrate this important acquisition and coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth, Barry Bergdoll invited a group of scholars to dig into the archives, selecting themes that have not been much addressed in order to come up with a different picture of the master from Wisconsin. The result is ‘Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive,’ a major show on view in the New York MoMA’s renovated galleries until 1 October.

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