This trailer is about a film that premiered at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in June 2009 as part of a Symposium celebrating the 50th year anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Over 100 women architects, designers and artisans worked with Frank Lloyd Wright, American’s greatest architect, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. Through their work and their own words, the film reveals what they gleaned from Wright and where they departed from his model. Under Wright’s guidance, from Oak Park to the Arizona Taliesin, they learned their craft and honed their ideas; they split wood and laid shingles; they dreamed and drew and designed. After they left Wright’s studio, they created thousands of projects across the country. They are Frank Lloyd Wright’s unknown legacy, and their practice forms a legacy for all women working in architecture today. Film features architects Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Jane Duncombe, Lois Davidson Gottlieb, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber.
Order this 20-minute documentary film plus its backstory, the symposium discussion and an interview with Lois Gottlieb, a Wright Fellow at bwaf.org.
Film Produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation working to expand the knowledge of women architect’s contribution to architecture.