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Frank Lloyd Wright: Myth and Fact
ARHA 148
Spring 2018 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 148

This seminar considers the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright in the context of his own life as an artist and in the 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 late-19th through the mid-20th century. A major focus 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 unbuilt projects themselves. Wright's residential and public architecture will be considered, as will his designs for landscapes, urbanism, and the decorative arts. 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)

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