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DESCRIPTION ST# 2005 2005 - 37c #3910a - Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Masterworks of Modern American Architecture.
Spectacular works of architecture in New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; New Canaan, CT; Chicago, IL; Exeter, NH; Los Angeles, CA; New Haven, CT; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC are immortalized on U.S. postage stamps honoring Masterworks of Modern American Architecture. Each building is depicted through a stunning photograph on the sheet of twelve 37-cent stamps. The stamps were dedicated in Las Vegas during a special ceremony as part of The American Institute of Architects Annual Convention and Design Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
"If the power of architecture is to imagine, create and transform, then its form should inspire," said Anita Bizzotto, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. Postal Service, who dedicated the stamps. "It should elevate the things of everyday life- from commerce, to learning, to living- into the realm of the extraordinary. And Masterpieces of Modern American Architecture celebrated on these postage stamps do just that."
"This honor confirms the enduring power of architecture to elevate the human experience," said Steidl. "Each building in the series embodies the creativity and commitment of architects to help create better places for people to live, work and play."
Guggenheim Museum, New York. With its circular ramp coiling around a space topped by a glass dome, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has one of the most exhilarating interiors in modern architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright meant to design the perfect space in which to contemplate an art collection. The Guggenheim, located on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park, opened in 1959. Photographed by the late Ezra Stoller. Scott Catalog USA: #3910a.
2005 Sheet: 37c #3910(a-l) “Masterworks of Modern Architecture”. Souvenir sheet of 12 stamps. Each stamp is perforated and the reverse of each stamp has descriptive text. #3910a: “Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY 1959. “With its circular ramp coiling around a space topped by a glass dome, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has one of the most exhilarating interiors in modern architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright meant to design the perfect space in which to contemplate an art collection.” Photographed by the late Ezra Stoller. Each sheet comes with a stiff board and is encased in cellophane. Issued May 19, 2005, Las Vegas, NV. Each sheet is 6.4 x 8. Each board is 7.5 x 10.5. (One copy) 3910.01.0806 2005 Souvenir Page - 37c #3910 “Masterworks of Modern Architecture”. Souvenir sheet of 12 stamps (#3910a-l) affixed to a Commemorative Page with three cancellations May 19, 2005, Las Vegas, NV. The First Day Cancellation program started in 1972. The back of each Souvenir Page contains vital information and statistics about each stamp; issue date, engraver, first day city/state, printer, designer, etc. 8 x 10.5. Published by the United States Postal Service 2005 (#0510). (One copy) 3910.03.1206 2006 Maxicard - Watson. “Frank Lloyd Wright, architect. Interior view of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1943-59), Skylight. Photographed by David Heald (c) 2004 SRGF, NY. Published by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.” One 37c stamps (#3910a) canceled January 19, 2006 New York. 6 x 4.25. Published by Terry Watson, Lithia Springs, CA. (One Copy) 3910.02.1206