Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island — June 7th, 2012 New York Premiere
Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island explores the work of the region’s best postwar architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Herbert Beckhard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durrell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. The film 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 high-definition cinematography highlight Long Island’s often underappreciated modernist architectural treasures. “Long Island has a rich heritage of midcentury modern architecture,” says Director Jake 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. – via Design Onscreen
June 7, 2012 is the New York Premiere of Modern Tide. The New York premiere is sponsored by AIA New York Chapter Center for Architecture at La Guardia Place. It will feature a panel discussion afterwards with Director Jake Gorst, Architecture Historian Alastair Gordon, and others.