Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Saturday, September 13, 2014

BRUCE GOFF / architect of genius

+"THE ARCHITECTURE OF BRUCE GOFF+
+1904-1982+
 +DESIGN for the CONTINUOUS PRESENT"+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>edited by paulina saliva & mary woolever<
with contributions by david g. de long,<
>jack golden, joe d. price, sidney k. robinson,<
+(HELLO JACK GOLDEN+
+/ 1980s GOFF FRIEND)+ !
>timothy samuelson, annemarie van roessel,<
>and philip b. welch<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+PRESTEL PUBLISHER+
>the art institute of chicago<
(holder of the goff archive)
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+THIS BOOK IS VERY IMPORTANT+
>(the contributors are all<
>/ close to bruce goff)<
+PLEASE BUY for YOUR LIBRARY+
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+TOM HART+
>my talented san diego friend who,
>worked for bruce goff should be<
>writing this….tom used to bring<
+GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+TOM HART ARCHITECT)+ !
>beautiful goff drawings to my<
>sdsu classroom for discussion< 
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>bruce goff was a child prodigy & this is not<
>as famous as his spectacular boston ave<
+RIVERSIDE STUDIO, TULSA+
+1928 / (GOFF 24 YRS OLD)+
>methodist church but is such a radiantly<
>artistic concept it is a favorite of mine<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this small triangular house for louisville is a<
>view of the mature goff design at his best<
+(IRMA BARTMAN HOUSE+
+LOUISVILLE, KENT. 1941)+
>w/ brillient carport support angles and<
>excellent use of fireplace chimneys<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >during the war bruce goff served as a military<
>architect designing exellent base structures<
+(HELEN UNSETH HOUSE+
+PARK RIDGE, ILL. 1940)+
>but still designing transcendental houses<
>with strong triangular line emphasis<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it was after the war that bruce goff's designs<
>put him in the highest category of concepts<
+BAVINGER HOUSE, OKLA+
+'50 / (TRANSCENDENTAL)+
>in architecture in america with this design<
>"rooms" are hanging lt.wt. conc saucers<
>(plus the ford, garvey & dewlen houses)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 >this magnificent design for al dewlen's aparture<
>desert house is among my all time favorite w/<
+(AL DEWLEN APARTURE+
+DESERT HOUSE, 1956)+
>ingeniuous use of acrylic entrance corridors.<
>the design drawing is also spectacular work<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this fine struckus house was built late in bruce<
>goffs career and is a tall tower house of which<
+(AL STRUCKUS HOUSE, '79+
+/ WOODLAND HILLS CA)+
>we are only seeing the top 1/3 w/ the interior<
>a spectacular open view space w/ levels<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 >like lecorbusier and wright, bruce goff was<
>an artist and this ceramic tile mural design<
+(MOSAIC MURAL DESIGN+
+STILLWATER, OK. 1975)+
>for liberty federal savings & loan shows<
>the amplitude of his creative genius<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >a powerful stone house in minnesota shows<
>how bruce goff could combine his organic<
+(GLEN HARDER HOUSE '70+
+MOUNTAIN LAKE MINN)+
>and cosmic visions in a way that placed<
>his oeuvre in a transcendent category<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>spherical volume of the ruth ford house put<
>it in the transcendental biotronic category< !
+BRUCE GOFF REACHED HIS+
+/ COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS+ !
>(goff used quonset hut ribs for framing)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it is synchronistic that i saw this ford house<
>in life magazine in 1947, the year that i saw<
+(RUTH FORD HOUSE+
+AURORA, ILL. 1947)+
>a giant cylindrical ufo while flying a kite<
>over our bungalow house in baton rouge<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this spectacular design for a house in venezuela<
>is the first of two designs bruce goff made for<
+(IGNACIO PEREZ HOUSE, '53+
+/ CARACAS, VENEZUELA)+
>this family and shows that artistic architecture<
>is a very difficult activity requiring patience<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >bruce goff with herb greene one of the brilliant<
>students who worked in his studio..it was my<
+(BRUCE GOFF AND HERB+
+GREENE, ARCHITECTS)+
>pleasure to invite herb greene to lecture to<
>my l.s.u. students & goff my s.d.s.u. class<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >i saved the best for last….the john garvey house<
>was designed for a musician (music was first in<
>goff outside interests) / it is a circular ramp in a<
+(JOHN GARVEY HOUSE+
+URBANA, ILLINOIS, '52)+
>giant greenhouse sphere filled w/ a jungle<
>/ "rooms"located off the circular ramp< !!!
>(impressive renderings by herb greene)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+BIOTRONIC ENERGY+
>in this jungle filled spherical volume would<
>insure maximun health living environment<
+GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ SPHERICAL VOLUME+
>which bruce goff reached by intuition<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GOOGLE :  EUGENE RAY /+
+BRUCE GOFF ARCHITECT+ 
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>reading the many goff related essays<
>will reveal joyous times when bruce<
+GOFF WAS MY SDSU GUEST+
>(erik lloyd wright is<
>now 84 years old)< !
+MEETING WRIGHT FAMILY+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu


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