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 http://bwaf.org.
Film Produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation working to expand the knowledge of women architect’s contribution to architecture.
En contraposición a los esquemas tradicionales de organización de equipamientos educativos, de crujía de aulas y corredor a un lado, el colegio La felicidad se concibe bajo un principio ordenador que consiste en una serie de patios que articulan cada uno de los componentes del programa, funcionando como extensiones a cielo abierto de los espacios educativos. Esto posibilita llevar las actividades fuera del aula y permite su integración con la naturaleza.
Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Robin's revolutionary furniture designs introduced materials such as plastic, steel and plywood to homes, offices and schools. His stacking polypropylene chair endures as an icon and now graces a Royal Mail postage stamp. Lucienne's abstract textile designs brought accessible elegance into the homes of postwar British consumers.
The Days' fresh design approaches, including their contributions to the Royal Festival Hall in 1951, helped fuel the artistic and commercial awakening that led Britain out of the devastation of World War II. The film traces the Days' personal and professional progression over the course of their careers, spanning more than seventy years - from their days at the Royal College of the Arts in the 1930s, through their long heyday at the forefront of British design, to their recent rediscovery by new generations of design aficionados.
The 60-minute film was created by Design Onscreen, with award-winning Scottish Director Murray Grigor and Cinematographer Hamid Shams.