2018Programme

18 April | Designing Life: The Modernist Architecture of Albert C. Ledner

Film: Designing Life: The Modernist Architecture of Albert C. Ledner

2017, Dir. Roy R. Beeson and Catherine Ledner, 47 mins, English.

This film is a in-depth exploration of a little known but influential organic modernist architect from New Orleans whose buildings for the National Maritime Union in the 1960s are now iconic figures in the NYC landscape. The film follows Ledner’s journey from post WW II student of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin to the present day where Ledner continues to work and innovate at the age of 93, With interviews and on site tours of his buildings, Albert details his insights and personal inspirations for his varied and experimental designs.

The film captures an important time in American architectural history’s development during the critical post-war period. Viewing the architectural and cultural shifts in history through the life of an influential modernist architect is a rare and unique opportunity.

Print and image courtesy of Roy R. Beeson and Catherine Ledner.

Trailer HERE

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Guest Speaker: Grant Amon

Grant’s work has spanned a variety of projects ranging from residential, office, community and commercial through to the hospitality industry with a range of restaurants, hotels, bars and cafes. Based in St.Kilda, the practice actively pursues an ongoing interest in spatial manipulation, the crafting of objects and incorporation of local references and histories. Grant Amon Architects, in collaboration with BAU, recently won the Victorian Pride Centre design competition.

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Booking

  • Subscribers’ booking for individual sessions is free and will be opened two weeks prior to the scheduled screening date. Booking in advance is essential as capacity is strictly limited.
  • Availability of guest bookings will be announced on our Booking page and our social media outlets.

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Season Sponsor

 Maddocks

 

MGS Architects

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Season Supporter

Monash University – Monash Art Design & Architecture

 

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