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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

Contributed by Damien Saatdjian on Oct 5th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    In 2012, The Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University jointly acquired Frank Lloyd Wright’s archives, which includes over 500,000 documents, including drawings, photographs, models, and building fragments.

    To commemorate the architect’s 150th birthday, MoMA invited scholars from a variety of fields to quite literally “unpack” this archive and curate individual galleries within the exhibition, each dedicated to an object or cluster of objects of their choosing. For the exhibition identity, we designed a system rooted in indexes and cataloguing, with each gallery centered around a theme and the key object from which that theme was derived. Starting with the title wall, which acted as a directory of all the themes and key objects, the methodical system was deployed across gallery titles, section texts, a timeline, and video stills.

    For more information, visit damiensaatdjian.com

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