Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic

Frank Lloyd Wright + Katniss Everdeen

No, not together.

This week I had the pleasure of writing about two seemingly opposed design artifacts: the gorgeous architectural photography of Pedro E. Guerrero, who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright for 20 years and palled around with the Harvard Five in New Canaan, CT, and the dystopian future presented in the movie version of the best-selling young adult novel The Hunger Games.

The first piece is a Q&A for the New York Times “Home” section, and I found the 94-year-old Guerrero to be in fine form, still creating art in the form of junk sculpture. The first career retrospective of his work opens April 5 at the Woodbury Hollywood Gallery in Los Angeles, curated by Anthony Fontenot and Emily Bills (coincidentally, a classmate and friend from my days at the Institute of Fine Arts). He had a lot to say about the architects and sculptors whose work he photographed, including Breuer’s first Connecticut house. One memory, cut for space in the Times, was of his first encounter with Alexander Calder.