Quiz 3 Flashcards Preview

Furnishings Spring 2014 > Quiz 3 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Quiz 3 Deck (196)
Loading flashcards...
1

FLW's principle

Principle of oneness

- The building is an extension of the environment

- Interior is extension of the building

- Furnishings, finishes, and items inside house are one

 

 

2

The Meyer May house
MI, 1908
Frank Lloyd Wright

Horizontal line is an extension of the flat midwest landscape.

- Attempts to dissolve the ceiling in order to connect earth and sky
- House planned around core / fireplace (symbolic heart)

3

Frank Lloyd Wright's teacher:

Louis Sullivan, architect of the National Farmer's Bank in Owatonna

4

FLW built-ins

1. Connect interior to building (oneness).

2. Make it difficult for people to change FLW's designs (he liked to be in control).

5

The Hollyhock house
Frank Lloyd Wright

- Designed like a Mayan temple
- Features precast concrete
- Open spaces
- Connect earth to sky (skylights)
- Fireplace as heart

6

The Storer house
California

Frank Lloyd Wright

- Concrete blocks
- Pierced blocks
- Same material used on exterior and interior (oneness)
-

7

Imperial Hotel
Tokyo, Japan

Frank Lloyd Wright
- Embodies historic Japanese style

8

Peacock chair
From the Imperial Hotel
Frank Lloyd Wright

- Hexagons/triangles in the back and on the sides of the chair's base were also found in the building’s ceilings and walls

9

Taliesin West
Arizona
Frank Lloyd Wright

 

10

Taliesin West Plan
Frank Lloyd Wright

- Angularity
- Integrated gardens and pools
 

11

Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright

- Angularity integrated through ceiling, furniture

12

Taliesin East
Spring Green, WI
Frank Lloyd Wright

- Lighting differentiates spaces

13

Fallingwater
PA 1935
Frank Lloyd Wright

14

Fallingwater
Frank Lloyd Wright

Windows that open - Corner dissolves

15

Chair from Fallingwater
Frank Lloyd Wright

16

Art Deco
French Moderne
Streamlining

DATES

1920s - 1930s

17

Qualities of Art Deco

- Boldly patterened wall coverings
- Rhythm and repetition
- Cubism
- Color blocking

18

Art Deco influences

 


 

- Neoclassicism

- Non-western cultures: Egypt, Africa, and the Orient

- Artists – like Picasso and Matisse

- Combination of French and German aesthetics (traditional materials and craftsmanship along with machine and machine-age materials)

- Rhythm (oriental) versus harmony (western) 

 

 

19

Characteristics found in Art Deco furniture

 

- Classical details, like tapered legs

- Smooth surfaces

- Exotic motifs and murals

- Sumptuous

- materials Ivory Exotic hardwoods

- Veneers

- Geometric motifs – sun, stepped ziggurat 

 

20

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann desk

- smooth

ART DECO

21

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann

- veneer
- ivory inlay

ART DECO

22

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann

interior rendering

ART DECO

23

Stepped ziggurat

ART DECO

24

Smoking table
Eileen Gray

FRENCH MODERNE

25

Serpent chair

Eileen Gray

ART DECO

26

Characteristics of French Moderne

 

- No exoticism / No sumptuous materials
- Modern materials like aluminum Smoking table (1929) and glass! 

27

Lacquered screen
Eileen Gray

FRENCH MODERNE

28

Transat chair
Eileen Gray

- adjustable headrest
- lacquered wood
- chrome-steel fasteners

FRENCH MODERNE

29

Bibendum Chair
Eileen Gray

FRENCH MODERNE

30

noteworty Art Deco Ocean Liner

Normandie