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“There are no really tall sea shells” was written to introduce students to the relationship between themselves and the architectural space they move in.
For discussion, I have focused on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959. I have analyzed three of his buildings for their design and especially for Wright’s use of space. In an historical context, Wright is but one of many whose ideas have had a profound effect on architecture. His work has been a special interest and source of inspiration for me.
“There are no really tall sea shells” may be used separately or as a follow-up to “Looking At History Through Architecture” which I wrote during the 1983 Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
There are many lessons included; their purpose is to develop perceptual, organizational and technical skills which the student may apply toward a better understanding of all architecture and environmental settings. The lessons are designed to provide the opportunity for students to observe and manipulate space.
(Recommended for Art classes, grades 6 through 8)
Architecture American Prairie Style