rolling documentary thread 2020

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Really liked Modernism, Inc., about industrial design artist Eliot Noyes. He must have shown up in a Philip Johnson biography I read last year, but whatever I encountered there I'd forgotten, so it was all new. A story I always respond to: a period of great influence and achievement, the moment passes--there's a 1970 conference where Noyes' world is challenged and found egregiously wanting (unlike many in a similar situation, he gracefully steps aside)--and then 50 years later, a documentary pops up and you see him for the great artist he was. Claudia Weill unexpectedly turns up in connection to that conference.

(Xpost - Weird follow-up story of 10 programmers resigning from Hot Docs.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 2 April 2024 01:22 (one month ago) link

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