Art Tuesday - Architect - Bruce Goff

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Art Tuesday - Architect - Bruce Goff

Tuesday, Nov 9 2010 by kjfitz
Bruce Alonzo Goff (June 8, 1904 – August 4, 1982) was an American architect.

Finding inspiration in sources as varied as Antoni Gaudi, Balinese music, Claude Debussy, Japanese ukiyo-e prints, and seashells, Goff's mature work had no precedent and he has few heirs other than his former assistant, New Mexico architect Bart Prince and Herb M. Greene.

Goff's idiosyncratic floorplans, attention to spatial effect, and use of recycled and/or unconventional materials such as gilded zebrawood, cellophane strips, cake pans, glass cullet, Quonset Hut ribs, ashtrays, and white turkey feathers, challenge conventional distinctions between order and disorder.



  


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