Fallingwater Symposium - 1986

Fallingwater Symposium - 1986


A symposium to honor Edgar Kaufmann, jr., on the 50th anniversary of the completion of Frank Lloyd Wright's house at Bear Run, Pennsylvania.


Sponsored by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University in the City of New York.


7-8 November, 1986

Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall

Columbia University


Friday, 6 November 1986:


5:30-6:00 - Registration, Avery Hall

Keynote Address: Vincent Scully, Yale University, "Frank Lloyd Wright and History" 


Followed by Reception.


Saturday, 7 November 1986:


9:00-9:30 - Registration


9:30-9:45 - Introduction, Robert A. M. Stern


9:45-10:30 - Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University, "Primordial Fires: Frank Lloyd Wright, Gottfried Semper, and the Chicago School"


10:30-11:15 - Jack Quinan, SUNY Buffalo, "Wright, Photography, and Architecture"


11:15-11:30 - Coffee Break


11:30-12:15 - Franklin Toker, University of Pittsburgh, "Master Builder: Mr. Kaufmann of Pittsburgh"


12:15-12:45 - Response and Discussion, William Jordy (Brown University), Anthony Alofsin (Columbia University)


12:45-2:00 - Lunch Break


2:00-2:45 - H. Allen Brooks, "Fallingwater and Frank Lloyd Wright's Responses to Modernism"


2:45-3:30 - Kathryn Smith, Southern California Institute of Architecture, "Running Water, Still Water: The Life Force in the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright"


3:30-3:45 - Coffee Break


3:45-4:30 - Neil Levine, Harvard University, "The Temporal Dimension of Fallingwater"


4:30-5:00 - Response and Discussion, Kenneth Frampton (Columbia University), Vincent Scully (Yale University)


5:00-5:30 - Concluding Remarks, Edgar Kaufmann, jr.


Followed by Reception.