Friday, April 15, 2011

Twombly, Sullivan and Wright

by Daniel Kuether, curatorial intern

The opportunity to hear a top Wright scholar is coming to Buffalo.  Come out and support the Graycliff Conservancy as they host a lecture by Dr. Robert Twombly on Thursday, April 21st at 7 PM in the auditorium of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Photo by Bernhard Wagner, fotoGrafix
A widely published author, Dr. Twombly has written numerous times on American architecture.  His books include; Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life & His Architecture, Toward An American Utopia: Social Thought, Iconography, and the Drawings of Louis Sullivan, and Power and Style: A Critique of Twentieth Century Architecture in the United States.  He has also edited collections of Louis Sullivan’s and Frederick Law Olmstead’s private and public documents.

Dr. Twombly’s lecture will discuss the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan and the effect this relationship had on the architecture of both men. Dr. Twombly received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is currently a professor at the City University of New York.

This is an excellent chance to learn from an influential scholar on the life and work of Sullivan and Wright.

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