Architectural Glass at the Dali Museum
I consider all of our glass cabinet hardware to be architectural glass in the sense that it is intended to be used as a functional component of a building.
Recently I visited an example of a much larger type of architectural glass at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The contents of the museum include a fantastic chronological display of his work showing an evolution from a vaguely impressionist style to a truly unique and spectacular later works.
It also includes rotating shows featuring other artists. Currently there is a large exhibit of drawings by Goya. There is also a great interactive room providing another way to experience Dali.
Outside, there is a great avant-garden (yes, that’s what it’s called). However, the thing that stuck with me the most was the building itself, a magnificent example of the power of architectural glass.
The huge glass shape growing out of the concrete is known as The Enigma. I can’t forget the experience of walking up to it from the edge of Tampa Bay. When I think of the Dali museum, this is what stays in my memory, so I gave it my own name.
I call it The Persistence of Architecture.