Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Larkin Building, in Graphic Detail

Copyright PrairieMod
The Buffalo Bills' record isn't the biggest loss in Western New York.  No, that would be the demolition of Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Administration building in 1950.

Fortunately, the building is well-represented by a series of professional photographs and drawings published in Wright's Wasmuth portfolio (1910).  But now the folks at PrairieMod have made the Larkin Building even more iconic.

This logo-like image is the latest in PrairieMod's series of graphic architectural illustrations.  Its abstracted silhouette invokes Wright's precis for the building:  "...a simple cliff of brick hermetically sealed." (An Autobiography, 150).

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