Fewer than 150 structures designed by renowned architect Bruce Goff jumped from sketch to site. A sampling of the nearly 400 that never were built are on display through Jan. 2, 2011, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman.
"Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind" celebrates the unrealized ideas of the one-time University of Oklahoma School of Architecture chairman who passed away in 1982 at the age of 78. The exhibit includes 3-D virtual tours of what the buildings might have looked like, had they come to fruition.
"It's amazing how inspiring Bruce Goff has been with generations of architects, but also painters, musicians and artists," says Ghislain d'Humi�res, director and chief curator at the museum.
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second Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, Chris Day, Ben Carney and Miguel Delgado's "Perfect Prisms: Crystal Chapel" was inspired by Goff's 1949 designs for a nondenominational chapel at the University of Oklahoma.
third For John Garvey, Goff imagined a house rife with curves and tubes, as shown in this 1952 sketch. From above, the residence literally would look like a circle of circles.
Photos by the Art Institute of Chicago