Frank Lloyd Wright: Myth and Fact|
Spring 2012 not offered
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.
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.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
Bruce B. Pfeiffer, ed., FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: COLLECTED WRITINGS.
Neil A. Levine, THE ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1996)
William A. Storrer, THE ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: A COMPLETE CATALOGUE (2002)
Joseph M. Siry, UNITY TEMPLE: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND ARCHITECTURE FOR LIBERAL RELIGION (1996)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Research paper of 15-20 pages. Two oral reports and a mid-term exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prior study comparable to ARHA 151, ARHA 244, ARHA 296, or ARHA 254 is helpful, however this seminar has no formal pre-requisites.
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