MAKE hosted free film screenings for the Architecture + Design Film Festival. Now in its second year, the Architecture + Design Film Festival presents critically acclaimed films that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The films cover an incredible range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design.
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
An artist with an invaluable historic archive that spans sixty years, Arizona-born (b.1917) Pedro E. Guerrero was friend and personal photographer to three of the 20th Century’s greatest American artists: prolific architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, creator of the mobile, and pioneering sculptor, Louise Nevelson.
People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler (45 minutes)
Developer Joseph Eichler and his Eichler Homes, Inc. built nearly 11,000 single-family homes in California, beginning in the late 1940s. By the mid-1940s, Joseph Eichler had become intrigued by modernist design and in particular one of the creations of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who had designed the Bazett house (Hillsborough, California), a rented home for Eichler during World War II. Triggered by Wright’s inspiration, Eichler began to fashion a vision short on home-building acumen, yet long on modernist aesthetics and his own iron will. Beginning in 1949, when it was still uncommon to find merchant builders engaged with architects, Eichler became engrossed with building communities of homes characterized by both flair and affordability.