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Re: architecture ideas

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Kenneth L. Poos (klpoos)
Sun, 10 Aug 1997 19:33:37 -0500

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Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D. wrote:
> At 7:44 AM 08/10/1997, Kara Lee English wrote:
> >Dear All,
> >I am looking for ideas on using architecture in the art classroom at
> >any age level. Do you have any great web sites, or lesson ideas or
> >crerative uses for teaching art by using architecture?
> >Thanks,
> >Kara English
> >kenglish
> There is a great book called Hopper's Places. It is a book of Hopper's
> paintings of houses, buildings, etc. Go to books in print and see if you
> can find it. It is in my office at school instead of at home. I always
> thought it would be a great idea to study his art and then have children do
> drawings and paintings, etc of the exteriors of houses within their local
> communities. You could take photographs of interesting houses and bring
> them in as resource material. The children could also take photographs.
> You could compare and contrast Victorian homes with more modern styles of
> architecture. You could also introduce many architectural terms such as
> facade, cornice, double-hung sash, etc.
> Another twist would be to use the web. There are some great sites on Frank
> Lloyd Wright, in particular the Guggenheim Museum with great pictures. You
> could have students design an art museum. There are also some great sites
> on Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. Of course, there are probably some
> great sites on the great Gothic cathedrals.
> One of my students did an entire unit on the Architecture and culture of
> the Barn in America. She did some great stuff and had some great pictures.
> Hopes this helps a little.
> Diane
> Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Art Education
> Department of Art and Design
> Southwest Texas State University
> San Marcos, Texas 78666
> dg09 (university e-mail in San Marcos)
> dianegregory (home e-mail in Austin)
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