Apr 3, 2017
Today we explore two different approaches to reviving Modernist buildings: preserving them or building them from scratch!
Michael Miner is a documentary filmmaker who
since 2002 has devoted his career entirely to the work of Frank
Lloyd Wright, chronicling the master architect’s buildings in a
series of films. Miner’s first Wright film, Sacred Spaces,
was completed in 2005 followed by A Child of the Sun, the
story of the West Campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland
and Romanza, which was released in 2011. Miner's fourth
film is called Masterpieces. But here what's really
interesting - he's
on a mission to actually build some of Wright's unbuilt
buildings starting in Banff, Canada.
Liz Waytkus is the Executive Director of Docomomo US, the leading preservation organization dedicated to the preservation of modern architecture, landscapes, and design. She has worked to increase the awareness of and appreciation for significant modern sites and developed annual Docomomo US National Symposium and the Modernism in America Awards. Her organization's most recent success was preserving the Ambassador Grill near the United Nations in NYC.