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Coast Modern Traces the Modernism Origins

Written by Christopher • July 8th, 2009

Interesting trailer from the upcoming documentary entitled Coast Modern which takes you on a trip back in time to look for the origins of Modernism architecture and how its style and look became associated with the west coast of the US.

The release date for the documentary is set for autumn this year, meanwhile you can read their blog.

Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome take you on a journey through three generations of modernist movements on the West Coast of North America. From Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra’s 1920s Hollywood, through the second wave of post WWII America to today’s current modernist renaissance. This film speaks with the architects and their patrons and asks if Modernism’s time has finally come or did it ever really go away.

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A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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