Thursday, 22 October 2009


The 1956 letter from American artists to James Johnson Sweeney, protesting Frank Lloyd Wright's curved-wall design for the Guggenheim:

The basic concept of curvilinear slope for presentation of painting and sculpture indicates a callous disregard for the fundamental rectilinear frame of reference necessary for the adequate visual contemplation of works of art

1 comment:

Cheryl Bernstein said...

That's exactly what I used to say about the curved wall in Waikato Museum's foyer. Just after I'd implored someone to take that blinking quilt down.