OU Alumnus Publishes Book on Bruce Goff

Ernest E. Burden, Assoc. AIA, and an alumnus of the College of Architecture, recently published Bruce Goff’s Design Vocabulary. The book explores the work and teachings of Bruce Goff, an incredibly influential American architect who taught at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Architecture from 1943-1955. The book, which includes rarely seen photos of Goff’s work, is now available in four separate printed editions: “The Early Work (1904-1955)”, “Goff as Teacher (1947-1955)”, “The Later Work (1956-1983)”, and “The Complete Work (1904-1983).”  

The “Goff as Teacher” edition includes everything that was part of Goff’s teaching methodology at OU, including complete text and illustrations from his iconic Arch 273 class. It also features two transcribed lectures given in Goff’s class. Because Burden was one of Goff’s students at OU, he is able to write from his own first-hand experience of Goff’s teaching and educational style. He shows what it was like to be an architecture student at the University of Oklahoma in the 1950s, delving into the rich history of the University’s architecture program.  

For more information, including how to purchase the publication, click here. For additional information, contact Ernest Burden at arch-imagelibrary@earthlink.net.

Featured Image: Left – cover of “The Complete Work” edition’s cover / Right – Ernest E. Burden