pairs of buildings.
Wright reinvigorated the major themes of his life’s
work with the Guggenheim’s main gallery. The cantilevered roof, clerestory
window, and heavy base were not only wrapped into a vertical configuration, but
unified in way that anticipated architects' future obsession with integration. The
original image couples the building’s original north wing with the spiral
gallery—a caricature of Wright’s tropes on the left next to their profound reinvention on the right. In
the corrected image, the base is a podium for the neighboring apartment
building—a pair of towers, a typical tall building and its inversion.
These images were made for a 2017 UIC Architecture faculty show organized by Julia Di Castri and Paul Preissner. The brief asked contributors to modify an iconic architectural photo.
Original Guggenheim, photo by Ezra Stoller, courtesy of Yale University Press