Hirshhorn Museum Exhibiting a Fine Example of Siah Armajani’s Bridge Design

WASHINGTON, DC—The design of Siah Armajani’s finely crafted, model-sized Fibonacci House Bridge appears to derive from the Arts and Crafts Movement. Best known for such architecturally scaled sculpture, Armajani is also recognized for his functional public works including a lighthouse and bridge at St. George’s Ferry Terminal on Staten Island in New York and the Irene Hixson Whitney Bridge, a pedestrian path across a major highway in Minneapolis.

Armajani, an Iranian-born American designed the Olympic cauldron for the 1996 games in Atlanta.

The bridge is a part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum where it is currently on view.

Photos by Arts Observer

“Fibonacci House Bridge,” 1968 (stained balsa wood on artist’s wood base)

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