09.29.09 EXAM02 Note
Bwa Masks and Dancers, 20
Oba: selected embodiment, Ases: Life force, offending nature.
Purification ceremony, Object with a life force, not material rule (opp. of gothic.)
Walter Gropius, Bauhaus Building, Dessau, Germany 1925-1926
: Technological, Exposing function.
: Geometric style
: International style; geometrically orientated
: Move away from symmetry, balance.
: Art school and Dorm in Germany
: Corner column glass and steel,
: Direct construction, nothing hidden, revealed, Using material naturally.
: Tree as the model.
Thomas Jefferson, Virginia State Capitol, Richmond.
Paxton, Crystal Palace
: idea of using irons and glass.
: functional; don’t have to cover things up.
Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel Tower
: Also functional; no hiding.
: Steel construction.
Hood and Howells, Chicago Tribune Building, 1922-25
: steel frame construction 9
Side view of Sullivan’s Carson, Pirie
: Chicago style; new urban concept
: Pioneer of form, follows and function.
: Ornate work in first floor of building.
Riveted, Schroder House, Utrecht Netherlands.
: Primary Color,
Wright Falling water, Bear Run 1936
: Geometric, but much more organic
: One’s relationship to nature.
: Interior, Exterior; glass
bring the nature in (penetrate)
: Nature as model
Mies van der Rohe, Seagram Building 1956-1958 (International style)
Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
: Tyranny of classical
: 1970s-1980s tired of geometric.
: Post Modernism
: Rejecting Geometry. Looks like prow of ship.