Work with modern architecture

The Bridgeman Art Library

The Citigroup Center, New York

Exercise

1. "I think of architecture not as individual buildings but as the whole fabric of our physical environment. Architecture is the man-made world in its totality. It is everything we have built around us - our cities, our suburbs, our sidewalks, highways, buildings, parks, signs, street-lighting, right down to the houses we live in, and the chairs we sit in - all our physical aids to living."
These are the words of Hugh Stubbins the architect who designed the Citigroup Center. Do you agree that “architecture is the man-made world in its totality”? Discuss in class.


2. Do you have a favourite building or architect? Prepare a short power-point presentation of a building, style or architect that you are fond of for your class.

Web resource

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) - About Citicorp Center

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/citicorp.html

Sullivan/Bluffton University - Pictures of Citicorp

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/stubbins/citicorp.html

Sullivan/Bluffton University - Pictures of Seagram and other Mies-buildings

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/mies/miesseagram.html

The Architecture Week - Great Buildings Collection

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Citicorp_Center.html

Wikipedia - About the Citigroup Center

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citigroup_Center

Wikipedia - About the Seagram Building

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seagram_Building

Exercises

Work with modern architecture
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Sist oppdatert: 30.10.2008

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