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Prof. Jack Quinan, Frank Lloyd Wright's Concept of the Total Work of Art: The Ideal and the Reality | March 19, 2013

March 18, 2013  by: Dom

Design Dialogues: Architecture + Photography

March 19, 2013, 7:00 PM
Greatbatch Pavilion
125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

This talk will demonstrate how Wright seized upon the medium of photography to promote and disseminate his ideas. Particular attention will be given to the unprecedented space (86 pages; 35 buildings; a virtual retrospective of his career to that point) Wright was given in the Architectural Record of March 1908 where two of his Buffalo buildings, the Larkin Building and the Martin House, were featured over 33 other works. The Architectural Record opportunity provided Wright with an array of choices that through visual analysis lead us back into Wright’s mind.

Jack Quinan is Senior Martin House Curator, a member of the Board of Directors of the Martin House Restoration Corporation, and a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Visual Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a founding member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the author of several books on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Author-signed copies of Quinan’s most recent publication, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Venture, will be available for sale that evening, or they may be pre-ordered with a ticket purchase.

$10 members & students (lecture ticket)
$20 non-members (lecture ticket)
$45 members & students (lecture ticket & pre-ordered publication)
$58 non-members (lecture ticket & pre-ordered publication)

Reservations required. Reserve you place online or by calling (716) 856-3858.

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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