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Somewhat sidelined in his day, yet now cited as an influence by the likes of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, Bruce Goff is finally getting his moment - albeit posthumously. The expressionist devotee of the 'found' object and pioneer of the organic ornament, Goff was also director of the school of architecture at the University of Oklahoma (OU), which is about to stage a major exhibition of his work. This October its Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art is hosting a survey of the architect's never-built or subsequently destroyed projects, using images, models, and the latest 3D rendering technology to bring them to life.
With Goff's original drawings as their chief resource, Skyline Ink Animation Studios have created virtual tours of some of Goff's most staggering projects, which are seen here for the first time.
Realising Goff's designs in amazing detail, these short films will be screened on three walls at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, giving viewers an immersive take on Goff's world.
The exhibition will also include a tour of Ledbetter House, one of Goff's most astonishing projects (see our October issue, W*139) and currently home to the museum's director, Ghislain d'Humières. Using old photographs, original paint samples found in the basement and his own collection of mid-century furniture, d'Humières and Los Angeles-based interior designer Paul Raubertas have restored the house to its 1940s glory for the exhibition.