Art: The Wright Word

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, ensconced in Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, began to get things rolling last week for the building of his spiral-shaped Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (TIME, Aug. 10). Sitting in his favorite suite in his favorite hotel, where he has been coming for 35 years, Wright busily dispatched lieutenants to make arrangements for a new Manhattan office he is setting up, admired an Oriental painting of marmosets he had just bought, talked to contractors about bids on the museum, and kept up a steady, easy flow of talk.

ON THE PLAZA. It was...

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