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May 15, 1999

Frank Lloyd Wright and the 3rd Dimension

Friday, June 18, 7:30 PM
Summer 1999
The American Museum of Natural History – Linder Theater
Use the 77th St. entrance. Bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.


Frank Lloyd Wright wrote that "the only photograph that can be made of architecture is three-dimensional." Wright saw that stereoscopic photography conveys spatial and textural information absent in ordinary, flat photography. Michael Kaplan surveys the history, theory and practice of stereographic representation of architecture. The advantages and potential of stereo photography in architectural study is illustrated with full-color, three-dimensional slides of buildings from ancient Greece to Fallingwater, and recounts Wright’s own passionate interest in this compelling medium.

Michael Kaplan is Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he taught architectural design and theory. Winner of the AIA Education Honors Award in 1991, he is a licensed architect and has lectured and published widely on cultural aspects of architecture. His stereoscopic lectures have been presented at the National Building Museum, Columbia University, and many other prominent architecture schools. As founding partner in View*Productions, Mr. Kaplan has embarked on a project to publish examples of 20th-century architecture in 3-D on View-Master reels.

The evening meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room.

Free and open to the public.

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