FILMS: Art House
March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, March 20 | 6:30 PM | 117 Fayerweather, Amherst College 1.5 LUs (approval pending)
In his documentary, photographer Don Freeman explores the homes designed and lived in by notable American artists, revealing the inventiveness derived from the dialogue between each artist’s practice and the construction of their handmade homes. Ranging from the romantic (Hudson River School painter Frederic Church’s Olana, framing views of the Catskills to echo his paintings), to the futuristic (Paolo Soleri’s silt-casted structure Cosanti growing out of his bell-making experiments in the Arizona desert), to the sublime (George Nakashima-s mid-century modern ode to the beauty and versatility of wood), what they all have in common is a fierce spirit of individual expression that deserves deeper examination in this age of architectural standardization.