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.