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Mod Documentary Event Nov 3 At Frame House


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Join Design Onscreen and Houston Mod Thurs, Nov 3 at the Frame/Harper house

When Thursday, November 3, 6-8pm

Where Frame/Harper house

403 Westminster Drive

Houston, TX 77024

Host Committee Houston Mod

Design Onscreen

Frank Douglas, FAIA

Stephen Fox

William F. Stern, FAIA

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Please join

Houston Mod for an evening at the Frame/Harper house, 403 Westminster Drive, Houston in support of a new documentary film on Houston's modernist architectural legacy and preservation efforts.

Meet Director Sam Douglas (Citizen Architect) and Architectural Historian Alan Hess.

Learn more about this new documentary film currently in its final fundraising stages. Hear about opportunities to support the film and help launch production in 2012.

Design Onscreen (www.designonscreen.org) and Sam Douglas have raised over $85,000 of the $150,000 budget for the film (including grants from the Houston Architecture Foundation and the Graham Foundation). Now the filmmakers are reaching out to the Houston community to help make this important film a reality.

This may be your last opportunity to visit the Frame house as it may soon be sold to a new owner.

Alan Hess, Architectural Historian/Author/Architect will speak. He has a new book in the works. He is author of books that document and interpret neglected mid century, popular, suburban, and Modern architecture. They include Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture, the newest edition of his ground-breaking 1985 Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture, which helped to revive interest in mid-century modern architecture; Viva Las Vegas, an architectural history of the Las Vegas Strip and its relation to the phenomenon of suburban development; The Ranch House and Rancho Deluxe, studies of how the historic utilitarian ranch house evolved into the symbolic Ranch House of American lore, movies and suburbs; and Julius Shulman: Palm Springs and Palm Springs Weekend, histories of Modern architecture in a small but remarkably fertile design community.

Hess has also written fresh perspectives based on new research on some of the masters of Modern architecture which cause us to recalculate our understanding of Modernism. These include The Architecture of John Lautner, the first complete architectural biography of the Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice who successfully broke free of the Master’s gravitational pull; Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970; and Organic Architecture: The Other Modernism. His monographs on Frank Lloyd Wright and Oscar Niemeyer reveal new views for the current age; these include The Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright,Frank Lloyd Wright: Prairie Houses,Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-century Modern, and Frank Lloyd Wright: The Buildings, and Oscar Niemeyer Houses and Oscar Niemeyer Buildings.

$20 admission

Tickets are still available online or at the door.

We hope to see you there!

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