The headquarters of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, is surely one of the most famous works of contemporary architecture in the world. In 1992, more than thirty years after its completion, a work of restoration and expansion of the building of happy results was undertaken. To commemorate this new architectural stage of the museum, it was decided to edit this book, which, along with a text by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, vice president and director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, reproduces the spectacular photographic work carried out on the building. prestigious American photographers.
In the first photographic chapter, starring William H. Short, the process of the original construction is illustrated; in the second, Lee B. Ewing and David Heald give an account of their restoration and enlargement, which bear fruit in the fourth chapter, which offers several examples of exhibition montages on the famous ramp of its great living room; in the third, David Heald interprets the building as a sculptural work, addressing it in a way that highlights the play of its volumes and the incidence of light in them, and creates sets of truly surprising lines.