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.
This course will be led by Peter Harris, the former assistant dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto. A former senior lecturer in the University's German Department, Dr. Harris has also served as a special lecturer in the new Vic One Program at Victoria College. In these different capacities, he has lectured on topics ranging from German Film to Expo '58, from the German Reichstag Building to Rosie the Riveter.
Doors will open one hour before the first class.
Registrants will receive supplementary materials in advance of their first class.
Mondays, January 15 - February 26
*Please note: no class February 5.
Six-week course: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free)
Single class: $21 (Members: $17, $14, Free)
Sponsored by Hollywood Suite.