Completed in 1959, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is young for a building with the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A monument of such importance generates many histories, from its commission to its evolving role in culture and society. Lest we think the museum's history is complete, its curatorial department issued a provocative public letter in June 2020 demanding that the Guggenheim address those of its practices that enable racism and other forms of discrimination, placing that call within a national movement for systemic change.1 In light of the museum's role as a cultural power broker, it is increasingly important that we understand the...
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Book Review| June 01 2021
Review: The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright's Iconoclastic Masterpiece
Francesco Dal Co
The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright's Iconoclastic MasterpieceTranslated by Sarah Melker
New Haven, Conn.:
Yale University Press,
2017, 184 pp., 63 color and 104 b/w illus. $30 (cloth), ISBN 9780300226058
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2021) 80 (2): 225–227.
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Anthony Alofsin; Review: The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright's Iconoclastic Masterpiece. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2021; 80 (2): 225–227. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2021.80.2.225
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