Frank Lloyd Wright

Valerie S. Grash, Frank Lloyd Wright, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course is a comprehensive study of master architect Frank Lloyd Wright, carefully investigating his life, his career and his ideas. Beginning with his unique childhood, we will chronologically look at not only those people and forces that influenced him, but also study his development as an architect and as a man. Close examination of his major works as well as the various periods in his career will reveal several dominant themes that emerged in his designs—many of which profoundly influenced architecture not just in the United States, but throughout the world. Additionally, we will discuss other modern architectural movements and important architects, either who influenced Wright or upon which he made an impact.

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Valerie S. Grash, Frank Lloyd Wright, Fall 2015

Course Description:

An intensive study on arguably the most important architect of the 20th century, this course seeks to examine the personal and professional life of Wright. Key works and periods of his career will be focused on, supplemented with analysis of his own writings, in order to come to an understanding of this man's significance to modern architecture. Of particular interest are the structures and projects Wright undertook in the Pittsburgh region, including the world-famous Kaufmann house, Fallingwater.

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