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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Another masterpiece in modern architecture was Wright's designs for the Johnson Wax Company Administration Building in Racine, Wisconsin (1936-1939), an eclectic blend of organic form with modern materials. The curved bands of brick walls and glass-tube windows gave the building the look of a modern steel train. Inside, the open central hall was punctuated with fifty-four white concrete supports, reinforced with metal mesh, that elegantly tapered downward to a slim nine-inch-diameter base. The large concrete disks on top of the supports formed the roof, with the spaces between the disks filled with tubular opaque glass. He called it "as inspiring a place to work as any cathedral was in which to worship." To maintain its conceptual integrity Wright designed everything, down to the chairs and desks that carpeted the grand hallway. By 1938 Wright's international reputation had attracted many students who wanted to...

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