3rd Annual Modern Phoenix Home Tour and Expo
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Mar 24, 2007 01:00 PM
Mar 25, 2007 10:00 AM
|Where||Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ|
|Contact Name||Alison King|
Alison and Matthew King, Architectural Critic and Author Alan Hess, Environmental Designer Troy Bankord, Preservation Architect Bob Mather, Designer Michael P. Johnson, Editor David Tyda, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Desert Living magazine, The Art Institute of Phoenix, Jarson & Jarson real estate, niche [find yours] real estate, local architects, metalsmiths, artists and furniture builders, members of the ModernPhoenix.net community.
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Our Progress + Preservation event spotlights the urgent need to practice mid-century modern design preservation while also honoring the independent spirits that create contemporary design in Phoenix. This weekend event will juxtapose local attitudes and approaches toward both Midcentury Modern and Contemporary architecture and design. We'll take the dialogue between past and present to the next level by bringing together a dynamic mix of creative personalities in a variety of stimulating venues, including a walking tour through a "Haverhood" -- featuring tract homes designed by local architect Ralph Haver.
Visit our official website for details.
Keynote Speaker Alan Hess, author of The Ranch House, architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News.
"The Hidden History of Mid-Century Modern"
The heady years after World War II generated a wide spectrum of startling and superb architecture. The spare structures of the Case Study Houses contrasted with the opulent Organic designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and his many disciples; exquisite and expensive custom homes were balanced by the mass produced Ranch House which solved the national housing crisis with sweeping success. This diversity has been forgotten in recent years, though. This talk will try to remind us about the true variety, vitality and excellence of architecture in the mid twentieth century. Booksigning event to follow.
Michael P. Johnson interviewed by Desert Living editor David Tyda
"Contemporary Transformations of Midcentury Modern Homes"
Bob Mather, Architect at Westlake Reed Leskosky and Co-Author of Historic Preservation Guidelines for the Town and Country District
"Design Within Constraints: Preserving Historic Haver Homes"
Troy Bankord, Principal/Environmental Designer of TM Bankord, Inc.
"Making the Connection Between Interior & Exterior Spaces"
Call the box office at 480-994-ARTS  for tickets. All events are ticketed separately. Tour is $30, speakers are $5 and $10.