The Guggenheim Museum in New York | Frank Lloyd Wright


The Guggenheim Museum in New York is one of my favorite buildings. Perhaps even the most favorite. A building inaugurated on October 21, 1959, ten years after the death of Solomon Guggenheim and six months after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright

There are so many reasons for this, the web and the libraries are full of bibliography on this architecture, so I will not repeat things you already know or you will encounter certainly soon.

The museum opened during the years in which nearly everything were influenced by the modern movement. This architecture, however, is far from the ideas of that movement – it has no decorations and is very clean, but certainly it is not common. This is the first reason why I like it. Banal.

The second one concerns a story that I read on a book by Bruno Zevi. He has written that when the Guggenheim Museum in New York was under construction many architects and journalists criticized the architect Frank Lloyd Wright – stating that the building resembled a washing machine. Unfortunately, the American architect has not lived long enough to fully understand the worldwide success that still has his work.

Guggenheim Museum ny construction site
Photo by Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer

The third is related to my experience when I visited the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Rarely I feel a strong emotion entering or visiting an architecture, of course, I am often fascinated by the buildings, but that time I was really impressed. The central space penetrated me through my eyes and my senses, and the museum paths, so fluid and natural, have convinced me further.

These are some of the photos I took during my visit in 2011.





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