Skip to Main Content

Bruce Goff (February 4, 1981) Part 1 of 201:54:09

This video begins with an interview, followed by a lecture.

Shelly Kappe asks Bruce Goff about growing up in Tennessee, and his introduction to architecture.

Then Goff discusses his work with a group of students. Goff cites Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan as his major influences, and encouraging him not to go to college. He argues for surprise and mystery in architecture. He discusses his early apprentice work, his rejection of Beaux-Arts style, and his discovery of Wright's work. He discusses the Depression, his time in the Navy, and his use of unconventional materials and techniques.