Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for an estate near Chicago. Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Ever wondered what my tumblr’s background image is? Well, here you go. It’s a blueprint drawing by Paolo Soleri showing a conceptual design for a preplanned city, utilizing the architectural principles of arcology.
I’m not sure where I scanned this from, but it may have been the same book these early EPCOT drawings came from.
LET’S HEAR IT FOR ALUMINUM DOORS EVERYBODY YAAAAY
On the other hand, can’t deny the sharpness of that dude’s suit.
From Taschen Books’ The Golden Age of Advertising - the 50’s.
The Aviation Building from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Don’t remember what I scanned it from.
The E-1027 house, a breathtaking creation of Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray. I don’t remember what I scanned these from, but you can read more about the house (and its surprisingly shoddy treatment in subsequent years) here.
William Van Alen, architect of New York City’s Chrysler Building, in costume as the skyscraper to attend a ball where other architects also dressed as the buildings they designed. A friend of mine once pointed out a similar event occurred in an Ayn Rand novel, but I couldn’t say what one.
Don’t remember what I scanned this from.