Guiding us through the evolution of modern architecture is Dr. Peter Harris, the former assistant dean of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science; former senior lecturer in the German Department; and special lecturer in Victoria College’s Vic One Program.
Capture the creative spirit of the 20th century with this lively survey of the visionaries who reinvented modern architecture. As the USA gradually evolved into a modern state, its burgeoning cities attracted brilliant builders and designers like Louis Sullivan, Frederick Law Olmsted, and one of Sullivan’s most gifted—and controversial—apprentices, Frank Lloyd Wright. Architects immigrating to America also began to reimagine the country’s homes and skylines: Walter Gropius; Mies van der Rohe; and especially the Canadian expat Frank Gehry. With the emergence of Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, and the decidedly “oddball” Bucky Fuller, exciting new forms and aesthetics took shape, resulting in buildings that continue to amaze and inspire us today.
Mondays, January 15–February 26, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Please note there is no class February 5.
Single Class: $21 (Members: $17, $14, Free)
6-Week Course: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free)
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