temples of spirit and art

“Nature is my manifestation of God,” Wright stated. “I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.”- Frank Lloyd Wright

‘How ironic, then, that the Guggenheim, a most controversial project when it was completed in 1959 (the commission began in 1943), was inspired by the natural world. “Nature is my manifestation of God,” Wright stated. “I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.”

Was it just the zeitgeist that led to these very similar architectural iterations separated by just over a decade? Wright’s work, like Momo’s, is an uninterrupted symphony of ascension conquering the static geometry that plagued museum design of the day. Both structures ascend to and transcend their glass skylights. Both become temples of spirit and art, for Wright and Momo both got it right.’

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/blogs/architects-eye/2013/03/lee-mindel-vatican-guggenheim-museum-frank-lloyd-wright

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