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 nineteenth through the mid twentieth century. 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.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART Grading Mode: Graded
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