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Frank Lloyd Wright: Myth and Fact
ARHA 348
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 348

This seminar considers the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright in the context of his own life and development as an artist and in the context of the broader history of modern architecture of which Wright's work was a part and to which it contributed. The seminar also considers the relationship of Wright's achievements to the social, economic, technical, and ideological history of the United States from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries. A major theme will be critical reading of Wright's own statements about his life and work in relation to other sources, later accounts, and his buildings and projects themselves. Both Wright's residential and public architecture will be considered in conjunction with his designs for landscapes and cityscapes. Architectural drawings will also be examined as a medium in themselves, along with textual and physical evidence, as a means of generating maximal insight into Wright's built and unbuilt works.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Interpretation: Course lectures, discussions, reading and assignments aim to develop the ability to analyze works of architecture and related visual art from a wide range of interpretive perspectives. Writing: The major assignment, an original research paper of 15 to 20 pages is intended to hone skills of analysis of evidence and argumentation, through a series of partial drafts and two oral presentations.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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