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Thu 06.07.2012

New York Premiere of Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

AIA CES: 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Where: At The Center   

Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island explores the work of the region’s best post-war architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Herbert Beckhard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durrell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Richard Meier, Andrew Geller, Peter Blake, Philip Johnson, John Hejduk, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. The film is a project of Design Onscreen—The Initiative for Architecture and Design on Film, a non-profit foundation dedicated to producing, promoting and preserving high-quality films on architecture and design. It was directed by Jake Gorst, a documentary filmmaker who has completed numerous other films on Modern architecture and architects of the period.

Modern Tide features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers. Both rare archival material and gorgeous current-day cinematography highlight Long Island’s often underappreciated modernist architectural treasures. “Long Island has a rich heritage of midcentury modern architecture,” says Gorst. “Sadly, much of it has disappeared because of redevelopment and natural disaster. We believe the film will foster renewed awareness and appreciation for Long Island’s remaining modernist structures and its unique architectural history.” Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island premiered during Palm Springs Modernism Week in February and has been in limited release since.

There will be a panel discussion after the screening moderated by Gwendolyn Wright, Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, with other participants in the film project including: director Jake Gorst; architectural historian Alastair Gordon, author of Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons; Frederick Bentel, FAIA, principal of Bentel & Bentel Architects; and Christopher Rawlins, AIA, principal of Rawlins Design and author of the forthcoming Sketches in the Sand: The Beach Houses of Horace Gifford. Reception to follow.

Organized by: Center for Architecture, AIANY Historic Buildings Committee, Docomomo US New York/Tri-State Chapter and Design Onscreen

Cost: $15 for members of AIA and Docomomo; $25 for non-members.
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