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Michael Graves Figurative Architecture
Michael Graves begins by contrasting classical and modern approaches to architecture, citing Etruscan wall paintings, a...

Michael Graves Figurative Architecture

December 2, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

Michael Graves begins by contrasting classical and modern approaches to architecture, citing Etruscan wall paintings, a Biedermeier painting by Georg Friedrich Kersting, the Crystal Palace, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe. Graves comprehensively reviews his recent projects, including the Disney headquarters in Burbank, his controversal design for an addition to the Whitney Museum, and the Portland Building. As the target for much negative criticism, Graves advocates criticism that cultivates dialogue, not criticism that silences. He also warns students against thoughtlessly imitiating classical forms.

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Michael Rotondi introduces Michael Graves, noting the variety of his work, and the comprehensive thought behind it.
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