Past Event

Collins/Kaufmann Forum: Reto Geiser, Gus Wortham Assistant Professor at the Rice University School of Architecture, "Toward an Education of Vision"

October 14, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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612 Schermerhorn Hall

Reto Geiser will discuss art historian and architecture critic Sigfried Giedion's persistent advances to improve visual literacy by offering students from all fields deeper insight into the history of art and architecture. From early proposals for an "education of vision," to his involvement with the "Explorations Group" in Toronto, to attempts exerting influence on the formation of the Visual Arts Center at Harvard, Geiser will trace how visual sensibilities that originated in the early twentieth century not only provided Giedion with a methodological framework to overcome disciplinary specialization, but also formed the basis for a broader dissemination of the principles of modern architecture.