Frank Lloyd Wright and the City at MoMA – New York

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City at MoMA – New YorkFrank Lloyd Wright and the City at MoMA – New YorkFrank Lloyd Wright and the City at MoMA – New York

February 1, 2014 through June 1, 2014

– Celebrating MoMA’s recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extensive archive in conjunction with Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, features architectural drawings, plans and large-scale models that examine the tension in Wright’s concepts about the growing American city of the 1920s and 1930s. Working simultaneously on radical new forms for the skyscraper as well as a comprehensive plan for the urbanization of the American landscape called, “Broadacre City,” Wright created a spectacular 12-foot-by-12-foot model he updated throughout his life which is at the heart of this installation.  Rarely displayed in recent years, the model toured the country during the 1930s, debuting at Rockefeller Center and the dispersed urban vision it imagines is paired for this installation with Wright’s innovative structural experiments for building the vertical city that engage questions of urban density and seek to bring light and landscape to the skyscraper including works related to the Call Building (1912) in San Francisco, St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie Towers (1927–31) in Manhattan and to a polemical mile-high city-in-the-sky that reveal Wright as a compelling theorist of both sprawl and urban concentration.

 

"Broadacre City Model"  (1935-59) - Frank Lloyd Wright

“Broadacre City Model” (1935-59) – Frank Lloyd Wright

"Broadacre City Model"  (1935-59) - Frank Lloyd Wright

“Broadacre City Model” (1935-59) – Frank Lloyd Wright

"St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie Towers" (1927–31) - Frank Lloyd Wright

“St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie Towers” (1927–31) – Frank Lloyd Wright


 

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 Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal

 

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