Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Department

Architecture

First Advisor

Mitchell J. Squire

Abstract

This thesis examines the intimate relationship between a woman and her architecture, focusing on the importance of the patron's identity to an existing building: in particular, Peggy Guggenheim and the museum she created for her personal art collection, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice. It will engage her narrative from three voices; (1) her own, through archival research of her publicized and private life, (2) personal, through an experiential investigation of her identity in the form of dresses made and worn by the author, and (3) the palazzo, through a spatial study of the architecture. The objective is to establish her place within the myriad of creative speculations that go into the conception of architecture (ie. concerning site, cultural context, urban situation, etc.) as a potential speculative subject. It argues that in understanding an extant work of architecture through equally creative analysis of material fact, the patron must be included.

Copyright Owner

Kristina Emily Hauri

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

100 pages

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Architecture Commons

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