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The Culture Trip: Swirling Spirals - The Guggenheim's Avant Garde Beginnings

Interested in Frank Lloyd Wright? This past week, I wrote an article for The Culture Trip about Wright’s design process regarding the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, also touching on Frank Gehry’s work on the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain. 41 altre parole


The Guggenheim Museum

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a “temple of the spirit. Its unique ramp gallery extends up from ground level in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building to end just under the ceiling skylight. 540 altre parole

If you've got money to spare, $15,600 will buy you Manhattan.

If you are of Walloon or “Dutch” stock and you inherited some land from your distant ancestors, you should thank them. Because, for that price you can hardly get ten square feet of floor space, nowadays. 196 altre parole


Bilbao: A Hidden Treasure and History in Northern Spain

If you are looking for somewhere special and off-the-beaten-path in Spain, then Bilbao is a place you cannot miss. As the largest city in the autonomous region of the Basque country, Bilbao not only operates on a different language — the Basque language — but also a different culture and history that many may find painful to retrace. 629 altre parole


New art museums being constructed at a record pace. One of them gives me pause.

It has been a huge year for museum construction, with many institutions—public and private, established and upstart—spending, in total, hundreds of millions of dollars on new buildings, with even more on the way.  1.092 altre parole


The design of Helsinki's controversial Guggenheim branch, unveiled

From a field of more than 1,700 entries, the winner of the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki museum competition was revealed this week. The proposal the jury selected, named ‘‘Art in the City” and designed by the relatively unknown, Paris-based architecture firm  515 altre parole


It’s the journey, we agreed! From San Sebastián, we chose to take the slow Euskotren rather than the express bus to Bilbao. The train has a scenic route but takes over 2 hours. 481 altre parole