Art Tuesday - Architect - Bruce Goff

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Tuesday, Nov 9 2010 by

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.

'Ruth Ford House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Ruth Ford House' by Bruce Goff

'Harder House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Harder House' by Bruce Goff
'Edmond Church' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Edmond Church' by Bruce Goff

'Searing House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Searing House' by Bruce Goff

'Magyness House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Magyness House' by Bruce Goff

'Struckus House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Struckus House' by Bruce Goff
'Pollock House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Pollock House' by Bruce Goff

'Hyde House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Hyde House' by Bruce Goff
'San Lorenzo Community Church' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'San Lorenzo Community Church' by Bruce Goff

'Ledbetter House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Ledbetter House' by Bruce Goff

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