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Photo, Print, Drawing Architectural drawing for an automobile objective for Gordon Strong, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Montgomery County, Maryland. Perspective rendering

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Title

  • Architectural drawing for an automobile objective for Gordon Strong, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Montgomery County, Maryland. Perspective rendering

Summary

  • Preliminary drawing showing structure to serve as an objective for short car trips and dirigible mooring mast as perspective projection; rendering; landscape architecture drawing.

Names

  • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, architect
  • Strong, Gordon, 1869-1954, client

Created / Published

  • 1925.

Headings

  • -  Mooring masts--Maryland--Sugar Loaf Mountain--1920-1930
  • -  Sports & recreation facilities--Maryland--Sugar Loaf Mountain--1920-1930
  • -  Automobiles--Maryland--Sugar Loaf Mountain--1920-1930

Headings

  • Architectural drawings--1920-1930.
  • Landscape architecture drawings--1920-1930.
  • Renderings--1920-1930.

Genre

  • Architectural drawings--1920-1930
  • Landscape architecture drawings--1920-1930
  • Renderings--1920-1930

Notes

  • -  Caption label from exhibit "Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape": When Wright returned a set of colored prints to Gordon Strong in 1929, he had altered the perspectives to restore the vertical element of the stair tower as shown in this drawing. Issues of mobility and landscape became paramount in Wright's concept for the Gordon Strong Automobile Objective. It was his first project to explore circular geometries as a means of fully shaping architectural space, and he acknowledged difficulties in depicting its complex forms. The result was a design without exact parallel. Gordon Strong (1869-1954) was a Chicago businessman of considerable wealth. During travels in 1902 he became captivated by Sugarloaf Mountain, a solitary outcrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains with the feel of wilderness in the midst of a cultivated landscape, and he began to acquire land that comprised both the mountain itself and its undeveloped setting. During the summer of 1924 he met with Wright to discuss possible schemes for its development, and by September of that year had fixed upon an ambitious program. As he explained to Wright, he wanted to erect "a structure on the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain" that would "serve as an objective for short motor trips," primarily from Washington and Baltimore, both nearby. Strong said he wanted a building that would enhance the enjoyment of views from the mountain top, and he specified that "the element of thrill, as well as the element of beauty" were both to be part of the experience. He further stipulated that its appearance be "striking, impressive, . . . enduring, so that the structure will constitute a permanent and credible monument."
  • -  UNIT title devised.
  • -  Includes Wright's chop.
  • -  Client's name from Frank Lloyd Wright : designs for an American landscape, 1922-1932 / David G. De Long, general editor, 1996.
  • -  Gift; Donald D. Walker; 1989; (DLC/PP-1989:152.16).
  • -  Finding aid (unpublished): Filed by UNIT number, available in Prints and Photographs Reading Room.
  • -  Exhibited: "Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November 1996-February 1997.
  • -  Exhibited (1st venue): "The Imperial Hotel at 100 : Frank Lloyd Wright and the World" at theToyota Municipal Museum of Art (Toyota City, Aichi), October 21, 2023 - December 2023.
  • -  Exhibited (2nd venue): "The Imperial Hotel at 100 : Frank Lloyd Wright and the World" at the Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art (Minato-ku, Tokyo), January 11 or 13 - March 10, 2024.
  • -  Exhibited (3rd venue): "The Imperial Hotel at 100 : Frank Lloyd Wright and the World" at the Aomori Museum of Art (Aomori City, Aomori), March 20 - May 12, 2024.

Medium

  • 1 item : graphite and colored pencil on tracing paper ; in folder 71 x 102 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ADE - UNIT 2605, no. 1 (D size) [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 95860855

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ds-10423 (digital file from original) LC-USZC4-2195 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-106430 (b&w film copy neg.)

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Chicago citation style:

Wright, Frank Lloyd, Architect, and Gordon Strong. Architectural drawing for an automobile objective for Gordon Strong, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Montgomery County, Maryland. Perspective rendering. Maryland Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1925. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/95860855/.

APA citation style:

Wright, F. L. & Strong, G. (1925) Architectural drawing for an automobile objective for Gordon Strong, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Montgomery County, Maryland. Perspective rendering. Maryland Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1925. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/95860855/.

MLA citation style:

Wright, Frank Lloyd, Architect, and Gordon Strong. Architectural drawing for an automobile objective for Gordon Strong, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Montgomery County, Maryland. Perspective rendering. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/95860855/>.