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Lecture / Discussion  |  Opening the Envelope: Dale Gyure, Ph.D

Part of the Graycliff Lecture Series at the Burchfield Penney

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7–9 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

A noted Frank Lloyd Wright scholar, Dale Gyure, Ph.D. will speak on Nature, Landscape, and Architecture in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Design. In this talk, Gyure will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique approach to architectural design derived from his complex understanding of nature. This lecture will explain how Wright’s theory of nature was manifested in actual landscapes and buildings through architectural elements such as porches, porticoes, terraces, windows, materials, and plantings, focusing on numerous examples from his long career, including Graycliff, Taliesin, and Florida Southern College.

Dale Gyure, Ph.D., is the author of the books  Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College and  A History of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Affleck House. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters relating to Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects, and has lectured widely on these topics.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Michigan Modern Advisory Board, the Minoru Yamasaki Advisory Board and a consultant to the City of Birmingham, MI.  Dr. Gyure is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, while also serving as an Adjunct Associate Professor and Thesis Director at Goucher College in Towson, MD, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Wayne State University in Detroit.  He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Virginia in American and Modern architecture; his J.D. from Indiana University; and his B.A. from Ball State University.

Tickets: $5 for Burchfield Penney/Graycliff members; $10 general public

The Graycliff Lecture Series is presented by Graycliff  and the Burchfield Penney.