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Special Screening of William Krisel, Architect at The Getty

March 3rd, 2010  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events

Join Design Onscreen for a special screening of William Krisel, Architect on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 at The Getty Center. This visually stunning film explores the prolific career of Architect William Krisel.

Over the course of his sixty-year career, Architect William Krisel has brought “modernism to the masses,” designing more than 40,000 individual housing units across the U.S. Krisel’s influential work has come to epitomize mid-century Southern Californian design.

William Krisel, Architect (2010), directed by Jake Gorst, explores his life and work, including his roots in 1930s China, Read the rest of this entry »

World Premiere of William Krisel, Architect at Palm Springs Modernism Week

January 27th, 2010  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events

Join Design Onscreen for the world premiere of William Krisel, Architect on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs, CA, as part of Palm Springs Modernism Week. This visually stunning film explores the prolific career of Architect William Krisel.

Over the course of his sixty-year career, Architect William Krisel has brought modernism to the masses, designing more than 40,000 individual housing units across the U.S. Krisel’s influential work has become synonymous with Read the rest of this entry »

The Architecture and Design Film Series at Palm Springs Modernism Week

January 22nd, 2010  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events

Please join Design Onscreen – The Initiative for Architecture and Design on Film for the Architecture and Design Film Series during Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 14–19 at the Camelot Theatre.

Modernism Week, is an exciting 10-day homage to the ideals of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in Palm Springs, California. This design aesthetic, originated in the early 1950s and 60s, features the clean, simple lines and celebrated elegant informality which came to define “desert modernism.

The Architecture and Design Film Series is co-sponsored by Modernism Week and Design Onscreen, and features six films covering some of the most compelling Read the rest of this entry »

Colorado Premiere screening of Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner

August 30th, 2009  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events

Join Design Onscreen for the Colorado premiere of Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner on Fri., Oct. 9, 2009 at the Denver Art Museum Museum’s Lewis Sharp Auditorium. The new documentary film explores the work of the visionary modernist architect, John Lautner (1911–1994) and proceeds will benefit Design Onscreen.

Lautner’s iconic structures have been featured in numerous publications and films (including Diamonds are Forever, Die Hard, Body Double and Pulp Fiction) and are often known by distinctive nicknames – the Chemosphere, Silvertop, the Elrod House and Marbrisa. A major exhibition celebrating Lautner’s work recently toured LA’s Hammer Museum and Glasgow’s Lighthouse Museum. In 1970, Lautner was made Read the rest of this entry »