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The previous post about music and Frank Lloyd Wright, and knowing how he loved music, made me think of his Guggenheim Museum as a giant cochlea – the organ of the inner ear that converts mechanical vibrations into electrical impulses.

And inside

His Guggenheim also converts our vibrations and impulses and allows us to take in sensations.

As Wright said,

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

exterior cochlea photograph via the Ethnomusic Department at UCLA
cutaway cochlea photograph via The Auditory Science Lab-Hospital for Sick Children


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Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed oculus.
Photo by David Heald.
© 2000 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.