Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture [Mīkstie vāki]

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  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 272 pages, height x width x depth: 279x241x20 mm, weight: 1451 g, 147 illustrations and 47 colour plates
  • Izdošanas datums: 30-Jul-2020
  • Izdevniecība: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN-10: 0806164603
  • ISBN-13: 9780806164601
  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 272 pages, height x width x depth: 279x241x20 mm, weight: 1451 g, 147 illustrations and 47 colour plates
  • Izdošanas datums: 30-Jul-2020
  • Izdevniecība: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN-10: 0806164603
  • ISBN-13: 9780806164601

Like America itself, the architecture of the United States is an amalgam, an imitation or an importation of foreign forms adapted to the natural or engineered landscape of the New World. So can there be an "American School" of architecture? The most legitimate claim to the title emerged in the 1950s and 1960s at the Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, where, under the leadership of Bruce Goff, Herb Greene, Mendel Glickman, and others, an authentically American approach to design found its purest expression, teachable in its coherence and logic. Followers of this first truly American school eschewed the forms most in fashion in American architectural education at the time&;those such as the French Beaux Arts or German Bauhaus Schools&;in favor of the vernacular and the organic. The result was a style distinctly experimental, resourceful, and contextual&;challenging not only established architectural norms in form and function but also traditional approaches to instructing and inspiring young architects.

Edited by Luca Guido, Stephanie Pilat, and Angela Person, this volume explores the fraught history of this distinctively American movement born on the Oklahoma prairie. Renegades features essays by leading scholars and includes a wide range of images, including rare, never-before-published sketches and models. Together these essays and illustrations map the contours of an American architecture that combines this country&;s landscape and technology through experimentation and invention, assembling the diversity of the United States into structures of true beauty. Renegades for the first time fully captures the essence and conveys the importance of the American School of architecture.
 

Renegades for the first time fully captures the essence and conveys the importance of the American School of architecture.
 
Foreword: Questions Concerning the American School ix
Aaron Betsfey
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 3(12)
Stephanie Pilat
Angela Person
Hans Butzer
PART ONE THE AMERICAN SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE
1 Pragmatic Thinking In The Continuous Present
15(12)
Christopher Curtis Mead
2 The School Of Architecture At The University Of Oklahoma
27(40)
Luca Guido
3 We Preach No Dogma: The Curriculum Under Bruce Goff
67(28)
Luca Guido
4 Wright's Influence In Architecture Schools: An Overlooked Organic Legacy In American Architectural Education
95(52)
Robert Mccarter
PART TWO ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL, AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS
5 Bruce Goff: Master Of The Intimate Design Context
147(14)
Thomas Woodfin
6 Agents Of Change: Bruce Goff And Mid-Century Modernism In Oklahoma
161(16)
Mark Andrew' White
7 People, Place, Time, Materials, And Spirit: The Search For An American Architecture
177(24)
Stephanie Pilat
8 Space-Age Baroque: Cold War Architecture In Oklahoma
201(36)
Stephanie Pilat
Conclusion: The Legacy And Lessons of The American School 237(16)
Hans Butzer
Angela Person
Christian Dagg
Contributors 253(2)
Index 255
Luca Guido is a licensed architect, critic, and historian of contemporary architecture. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma where in 2016 he served as the Bruce Goff Visiting Professor and Chair of Creative Architecture. Stephanie Pilat is Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma and the author of Reconstructing Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era. Angela Person holds a PhD in Geography and is Director of Research Initiatives and Strategic Planning for the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma.