Art: Museum a la Wright

The daring dean of modern architects announced last week that he had completed plans, and secured backing (a million dollars), for the long-contemplated Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Non-Objective Painting.* It sounded like a jumping-off-place for Buck Rogers, the man from the 25th Century. "It will outdo in bizarre appearance any other building in the world," was the verdict of one appraising eye. Fiery old (76) Frank Lloyd Wright, the man who designed it, proudly says that it will be the first building ever conceived in the form of a true logarithmic spiral (descending spiral, widest at the top).

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