Modern Art and Architecture

Modern Art and Architecture

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Overview

Controversial, confrontational, unconventional — say what you will about modern art and architecture, it’s anything but boring — and it  certainly never fails to attract passionate opponents and passionate adherents.  If there is one characteristic that unites the artistic and architectural movements of this time, it is the spirit of digging down to the bedrock of those arts to find what is essential and fundamental — fundamental to building a structure or a human form, fundamental to working in space or creating the illusion of it.  Exploring the bare bones of color, shape, and form became a major project of the artists; exploring buildings stripped down to their essential function and allowing that function to dictate the building’s form became the architects’ major project. 

Assignments

Resources for the Media-Minded

 Architecture

parthenon, FL Wright, Flatiron, Burnham

PBS on FLW

Art

Expressionism, abstract expressionism

SUB-PAGES, including one on ekphrasis

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