Sensory Geometry: Coal, Rope, and Circles

Lecture with Sidney K. Robinson

Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Frye Auditorium

This lecture will consider Bruce Goff as an artist whose architecture, music, and paintings serve as stimulants to further creative work by those who engage his example. As a resident of the Ford house for nearly 30 years, Sidney K. Robinson is still learning to live a creative life as he daily enjoys the privilege of taking care of a major American architectural achievement, Bruce Goff's Ford house.

About the Lecturer

Sidney K. Robinson is an educator, author, and architect, whose teaching at Iowa State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and most recently Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, approaches architecture as a discipline, which engages the central concerns of the human condition. He has written books and articles on Wright, The Picturesque, American organic architects Alden Dow and Bruce Goff, and historic preservation. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Society of Architectural Historians, has architectural degrees from Columbia University and the University of Michigan, and has lived in Bruce Goff's Ford house for thirty years.

Leo Saul Berk. Wind Jangle (installation view), 2015. Aluminum, fishing line, weights. 29 strands: 315 in. each. Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mark Woods