Mainspring Narrative Films founders Jake and Tracey Gorst have produced some of the best architecture films such as Frey: Parts I and II, The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect or desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs, just to name a view. They are currently working on their next great project “New England Modernism: Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century“:
In the early 1930s, American Modernism, influenced by Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, began to establish footing in New England. By the 1940s, the movement was led by a group of architects known as the Harvard Five who settled in New Canaan CT and included Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnsen and Eliot Noyes. Other architects who designed notable mid-century modern structures in New England include Victor Christ-Janer, Andrew Geller, Alan Goldberg, Carl Koch, John Back Lee, Hugh Smallen and Edward Durell Stone.
When you think of all these names of great architects, it’s definitely time to make a 6-part educational film series about this great time between the 1930s and 1970s!
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