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The American School Symposium

University of Oklahoma, Buskuhl Gallery of Gould Hall
April 15, 2019

American School architects, including “Prairie House” architect Herb Greene, as well as prominent architectural historian Christopher Mead, will headline the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture’s “The American School Symposium” on Monday, April 15, on the OU Norman campus. The symposium will begin with a public lecture by Dr. Christopher Mead, who will speak about the work of Bart Prince within the context of an American tradition, including the work of Thomas Jefferson, Bruce Goff and Frank Lloyd Wright. Following Mead’s lecture, a panel discussion, moderated by Mead, will feature American School alumni and architects, including Nelson Brackin, Ernest Burden, Arthur Dyson and Herb Greene.

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Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture

University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
September 22, 2018 – July 10, 2019

University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Schusterman Library
July 15, 2019 – October 21, 2019

“A new school, probably the only indigenous one in the United States” is how the architect Donald MacDonald described Bruce Goff and Herb Greene’s influence on the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture from 1947 through the 1960s. The famous architects transformed the ways architecture was learned, taught and practiced, creating a uniquely American architectural style now represented in an archive at the University of Oklahoma Libraries and displayed in an exhibition opening at the Norman campus and traveling in part to the Tulsa campus.

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American School installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale

“Time Space Existence” exhibit hosted bythe European Cultural Center (ECC)
May 26, 2018 – November 25, 2018

The Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture exhibition opened May 26, 2018, and celebrates the pioneering efforts of OU Architecture professors during the 1950s and 1960s, including Bruce Goff and Herb Greene, as well as their students.Goff, Greene, and others at OU re-imagined the possibilities of the built environment, beginning fresh with each new project. To tell this story, the Venice exhibit on The American School is centered around the theme “Do Not Try To Remember,” a phrase often used in Goff’s teachings.

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Generations: Six Decades of Collage Art and Architecture

A monograph by Herb Greene and Lila Cohen
Book Release, Spring of 2016

Generations showcases six decades of Herb Greene’s art and architecture informed by his interest in science and history. This illustrated monograph showcases large-scale images of Greene’s architecture alongside his collage paintings and Armature drawings, in a way that reveals the unified philosophy behind all of his work. The purpose of the book is to tell a story of the important interrelationships between art, science, and philosophy.

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Herb Greene Lecture- Creating_Making the Prairie House

University of Oklahoma, Christopher C. Gibbs School of Architecture
April 14, 2017

Herb Greene in conversation with Lila Cohen, discuss his life as an architect and artist. In 1953 Greenecompleted his degree in architecture, studying under Bruce Goff. Four years later he returned to the University of Oklahoma as an Assistant Professor of Architecture. In 1961 Greene completed the visionary “Prairie House”, which caused an international sensation after it was published in LIFE and Look Magazine, the London Times, and throughout Europe and Japan. During this talk, Greene reflects on his career, including this famous project.

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Spirit in the Mind Featured on Cover of Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives

“Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives”
Published, October 3, 2016

“Spirit in the Mind”, a collage painting by Herb Greene, has been chosen for the cover of “Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives”, edited by Godehard Bruntrup and Ludwig Jaskolla. This book features contemporary arguments for panpsychism as a genuine alternative in analytic philosophy of mind in the 21st century. Different varieties of panpsychism are represented and systematically related to each other in the volume’s 16 essays, which feature not only proponents of panpsychism but also prominent critics from both the physicalist and non-physicalist camps.

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Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Documentary by Eric Brickner
Film Release, October 9, 2009

“Visual Acoustics”, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.Shulmancaptured the work of nearly every majormodern and progressive architect since the 1930s. The film featureshis collaborations with Frank Gehry, Herb Greene, John Lautner, Richard Meier, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright

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