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Magazine of Art, January 1946
“The Modern Gallery: For the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation: New York City”
By Frank Lloyd Wright

or the first time in the history of architecture a true logarithmic spiral has been worked out as a complete plastic building: a building in which there is but one continuous floor surface: not on a separate floor slab above another floor slab, but one single, grand, slow wide ramp, widening as it rises for about seven stories—a purely plastic development of organic structure. If pulled from the ground and tossed away the whole building would bounce intact....

For the first time, purely imaginative paintings, regardless of the representation of any natural object, will have appropriate, congenial environment suited to their character and purpose as harmonious works of art for the eye as music is for the ear.

© 1946, American Federation for the Arts

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