Frank Lloyd Wright with Dr. Jennie Hirsh

Frank Lloyd Wright with Dr. Jennie Hirsh


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This seminar offers a survey of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, touching on key aspects of his career and lasting contributions to the field of architecture.
This seminar will explore how Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized modern architecture, touching on his trademark visions, such as his Prairie style and Usonian houses. We will touch on key sites, such as Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, IL, Falling Water in Mill Run, PA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Beth Sholom synagogue in Elkins Park, PA. We will also discuss other built and unbuilt projects that are lesser-known, such as his plans for an unrealized housing development in the East Village of New York City. At the same time, we will also discuss his writing and teaching (at Taliesin) and the "fellowship" that he set up there.
Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art and architecture, Jennie Hirsh, this interactive seminar will delve into the rich subject of Frank Lloyd Wright's projects, writing, and legacy. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the contributions and nuances of Frank Lloyd Wright's oeuvre.
This conversation is part of a series on architects with Dr. Jennie Hirsh. Each session is designed to be enjoyed as a stand-alone seminar, or as part of the series.

Jennie Hirsh (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College) is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Wolfsonian FIU. Hirsh has authored essays on artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yinka Shonibare, and Regina Silveira, and is co-editor, with Isabelle Wallace, of Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate 2011).

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Pam Ferinde (Berlin, US)
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Dr. Hirsh does an outstanding job of presenting Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture in perspective of the times he lived and his philosophy form and function are the same.

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Roberta (Goshen, US)
Frank Lloyd Wright

This was the second seminar I took with Dr. Hirsch and throughly enjoyed the depth of the content matter. I am heading out to Talisman West so this was a real treat into understanding Wright's architecture.

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
A thorough review

A great overview of this great architect's work.

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Annie Peterson (Lynnwood, US)
Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright

I will be visiting Illinois in September including some structures designed by FLW, and it was most helpful to learn so much about not just his buildings but his philosophy about architecture. Form doesn't follow function...form and function are one...I think I've operated on this concept much of the life already too...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
93%
(13)
7%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
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Pam Ferinde (Berlin, US)
Superb

Dr. Hirsh does an outstanding job of presenting Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture in perspective of the times he lived and his philosophy form and function are the same.

R
Roberta (Goshen, US)
Frank Lloyd Wright

This was the second seminar I took with Dr. Hirsch and throughly enjoyed the depth of the content matter. I am heading out to Talisman West so this was a real treat into understanding Wright's architecture.

P
Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
A thorough review

A great overview of this great architect's work.

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Annie Peterson (Lynnwood, US)
Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright

I will be visiting Illinois in September including some structures designed by FLW, and it was most helpful to learn so much about not just his buildings but his philosophy about architecture. Form doesn't follow function...form and function are one...I think I've operated on this concept much of the life already too...

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Anonymous (Oakland, US)

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