Architects and artists have long built dwellings for themselves (and for surrogate clients) as showcases of their art, as sites of collecting and teaching, and as retreats from professional life. From Thomas Jefferson to Philip Johnson, from John Soane to Eileen Gray and Frank Gehry, building a house of one’s own often harks back to Renaissance models while experimenting with new manifestations of the architect’s evolving role. This seminar examines key examples of buildings as well as wide-ranging readings in autobiography. Limited enrollment.

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Fall 2018
The Autobiographical House
Kurt Forster