"And the heavy breathing, the murmuring, the clangor, and the roar! — how the voice of this monstrous thing, this greatest of machines, a great city, rises to proclaim the marvel of the units of its structure..."

The Art and Craft of the Machine, a 1909 essay by Frank Lloyd Wright, praises (with waffling conviction) the rise of the industrial age, leaving traditional crafts in its wake. It relies on an analogy of the city to a body, which inspired me to make this mini-book, with paintings from time time Wright considers the peak of "craft" smashed together with micrographs — images of cellular structure.


Copyright © Melissa Szwan 2016