Selected Buildings: An Architect’s Choice, with John Thornley
Tuesdays from 10:30am - 12:30pm at Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Class dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21.
What makes a building special? Where did the idea come from? What were the forces that shaped it?
Our course will cover a series of successful buildings – works of architecture. Each will be examined from many points of view, including program, structure, aesthetics, technology, and its relationship to other preceding and subsequent structures. We will span time and geography by looking at works ranging from the Cape Cod House to Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water.” Along the way, we will examine the Duomo (Florence), Durham Cathedral (England), Hagia Sophia (Istanbul), the Pantheon and Saint Ivo (Rome), the Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), and other works, as time allows.
The course will be taught with “slides”, lecture and discussion.