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dc.coverage.spatialSite: San Francisco, California, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1948 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorWright, Frank Lloyden_US
dc.date1948en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T14:36:12Z
dc.date.available2016-06-14T14:36:12Z
dc.date.issued1948en_US
dc.identifier263666en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3219en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/179724
dc.descriptionDetailing of brick round arch at entrance with four courses of radial brickwork; The store was used by Wright as a physical prototype, or proof of concept, for the circular ramp at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Xanadu Gallery, which closed in August 2015, spent a significant sum to restore the building to Wright's vision (and to retrofit it for air conditioning). All of the built-in furniture constructed out of black walnut is original, and was designed by Manuel Sandoval, who apprenticed and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright. When questioned by the owner about the omission of traditional store-front windows on the facade of the building, Wright replied: “We are not going to dump your beautiful merchandise on the street, but create an arch-tunnel of glass, into which the passers-by may look and be enticed. As they penetrate further into the entrance, seeing the shop inside with its spiral ramp and tables set with fine china and crystal, they will suddenly push open the door, and you’ve got them!” Source: Wright on the Web [website]; http://www.wrightontheweb.net/ (accessed 8/16/2015)en_US
dc.format.mediumbrick; limestone; reinforced concrete; cast white plasticen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectretailen_US
dc.subjectmerchandisingen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleV.C. Morris Gift Shopen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-WFL-MGS-A09en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypespecialty storeen_US
dc.contributor.displayFrank Lloyd Wright (American architect, 1867-1959)en_US


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