Frank Lloyd Wright: Myth and Fact|
Spring 2018 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARST)
Neil Levine, ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT [ISBN-10: 0691027455]
Wm. Storrer, Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: Complete Catalogue [ISBN-10: 0226776204]
Siry, UNITY TEMPLE: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND ARCHITECTURE FOR LIBERAL RELIGION [ISBN-10: 0521629918]
Siry, BETH SHOLOM SYNAGOGUE: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND MODERN RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE [ISBN-10: 0-226-76140-4]
|Examination and Assignments: |
In-class midterm essay examination; one short 5-page paper; two oral class presentations; final 15-20-page paper analyzing different historiographic viewpoints on an aspect of Wright, combined with original research in primary sources.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
A limited enrollment seminar for first year students.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed Drop/Add form to the Registrar's Office.