Frank Lloyd Wright: Myth and Fact|
Spring 2021 not offered
This course 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 urbanism. 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
Bruce B. Pfeiffer, ed., FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: COLLECTED WRITINGS, Vol. 2: 1930¿1932 (1992) ISBN-13: 978-0847815494
Neil A. Levine, THE ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1996), ISBN-10: 9780691027456
William A. Storrer, THE ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: A COMPLETE CATALOGUE, 4th ed. (2017) ISBN-10: 022643575X
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research proposal and final research paper of 15-20 pages. One oral report and two in-class essay exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prior study comparable to ARHA 151, ARHA 244, ARHA 246, or ARHA 254 is helpful, however this course has no formal pre-requisites.
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