Progressive design in the Midwest :the Purcell-Cutts House and the Prairie School Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts /Jennifer Komar Olivarez ; with the assistance of Corine A. Wegener ; introductory essay by Roger G. Kennedy.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-314857

Description

197 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm, "Largely regarded as one of the most important movements of American architecture and design, the Prairie School helped move America into the modern age. Signaling a departure from nineteenth-century formality, its practitioners sought to create buildings that were organic and would facilitate a new, progressive way of life. This guide to the treasures of the Prairie School at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts focuses not only on the museum's collection of early twentieth-century American design but also on the Institute's historic Purcell-Cutts house, one of the most significant examples of Prairie School architecture in the country. With its historic photographs, many never before published, Progressive Design in the Midwest is a combination of history, house tour, and museum guide." "The many objects in the Institute's Prairie school collection including works by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, and George Grant Elmslie, among others, are described in detail. Along with each piece is a list of relevant texts, exhibitions, and the historical background of the piece, as well as information about the designer."--Jacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Criticism and interpretation.
Homes and haunts
Prairie school (Architecture)
Arts and crafts movement
Prairie school (architecture)
Arts and crafts
Buildings, structures, etc.

Originator

Olivarez, Jennifer Komar.
Wegener, Corine A.
Kennedy, Roger G.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Publication

Minneapolis, Minn. :

Description

197 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Largely regarded as one of the most important movements of American architecture and design, the Prairie School helped move America into the modern age. Signaling a departure from nineteenth-century formality, its practitioners sought to create buildings that were organic and would facilitate a new, progressive way of life. This guide to the treasures of the Prairie School at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts focuses not only on the museum's collection of early twentieth-century American design but also on the Institute's historic Purcell-Cutts house, one of the most significant examples of Prairie School architecture in the country. With its historic photographs, many never before published, Progressive Design in the Midwest is a combination of history, house tour, and museum guide." "The many objects in the Institute's Prairie school collection including works by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, and George Grant Elmslie, among others, are described in detail. Along with each piece is a list of relevant texts, exhibitions, and the historical background of the piece, as well as information about the designer."--Jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-185) and index.

ISBN

0816638470
9780816638475

Call Number

Coll. NA7238.M54 O44 2000

Other People and Orgs

Purcell, William Gray
Purcell, William Gray, 1880-1965
Purcell-Cutts House (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Minneapolis institute of arts.

Material Type

Catalogs.

Places

Minnesota Minneapolis
Middle West
États-Unis Middle West (États-Unis)
États-Unis Minnesota (États-Unis)
Minneapolis (Minn.)