Art Tuesday - Bruce Goff

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Tuesday, Mar 13 2012 by

Bruce Alonzo Goff (June 8, 1904 – August 4, 1982) was an American architect distinguished by his organic, eclectic, and often flamboyant designs for houses and other buildings in Oklahoma and elsewhere.

Goff’s accumulated design portfolio of 500 projects (about one quarter of them built) demonstrates a restless, sped-up evolution through conventional styles and forms at a young age, through the Prairie style of his heroes and correspondents Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, then into original design. 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 former student, Herb Greene.

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

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

'Gryder House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Gryder House' by Bruce Goff
Round House (Birds Eye)
Round House

'Cresta' by Bruce Goff (Bing Maps)
'Cresta' by Bruce Goff
'Motsenbocker House' by Bruce Goff (Birds Eye)
'Motsenbocker House' by Bruce Goff

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

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