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Architecture + Design Film Series, New England Modernism: Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century
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Guest Speakers: Jake Gorst, Director & Devin Colman, Vermont State Architectural Historian

Between the 1930s and 1970s American Modernism established an exciting and provocative footing in New England. By the 1940s, Influenced by the work of European masters including Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius by the 1940s, a group of young architects known as the “Harvard Five” settled in New Canaan, CT and the region quickly became a hotbed of modernism. Architects Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes along with others including Victor Christ-Janer, Andrew Geller, Alan Goldberg, Carl Koch, John Black Lee, Hugh Smallen and Edward Durell Stone designed notable mid-century modern structures throughout New England. Join us to dive deeply into this rich pool of talent whose buildings still hold international and permanent influence. These works tell the story of New England Modernism, a story rich with beauty, imagination, creativity and industriousness.

Directed by Jake Gorst
2024, USA

FREE. Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins at 6:30 pm. 

Learn more about Season 11 of The Architecture + Design Film Series at adfilmseries.org

Check back for free streaming link on Wednesday, March 20



The Architecture + Design Film Series is presented by: 118 Elliot Gallery, AIA Vermont, and Burlington City Arts. With support from: AIAVT Emerging Professionals, Artisan Engineering, Birdseye Building Company, Burlington Furniture, Office Environments, Inc., Pella Windows and Doors, Peregrine Design/Build, Redstone, Riven Studio, Rocky Dale Gardens, Selin + Selin, Site Form Studio, TruexCullins, UVM Department of Art & Art History, Vermont Eco-Floors, NuChocolat, Douglas Sweets, American Flatbread, Radio Bean, Jim Williams Architecture and Design, Austin Design, Inc., Hinterland Studio, Hubbard Land Design, Mathes Hulme Builders, ASLA - Vermont Chapter, Hotel Vermont, and Nusantara


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