|Model of the Price Tower in Bartelsville, OK|
If you haven't yet had the chance, we highly recommend heading over to the Museum of Modern Art to see "Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive," a wonderful collection of architectural drawings, renderings, and models. The show, curated by Columbia University's Barry Bergdoll, spans Wright's career from early work in and around Oak Park, Illinois, to his final, unrealized plans for a mile-high skyscraper. Many of the works on display are for commissions that were never brought to fruition -- and some, like that skyscraper, weren't even commissions -- and it's a rare treat to see these lesser-known ideas.
The exhibition runs through October 1, 2017. As preparation, you might want to check out some of James's recent work on Wright:
- Is the World Ready for Frank Lloyd Wright's Suburban Utopia?
- Roadtripping Frank Lloyd Wright
- Becoming Frank Lloyd Wright