A film by Don Freeman
87 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2015
In his new documentary, photographer Don Freeman explores the homes designed and lived in by notable American artists, revealing the inventiveness derived from the dialogue between each artist's practice and the construction of their handmade homes. Ranging from the romantic (Hudson River School painter Frederic Church's Olana, framing views of the Catskills to echo his paintings), to the futuristic (Paolo Soleri's silt-casted structure Cosanti growing out of his bell-making experiments in the Arizona desert), to the sublime (George Nakashima's mid-century modern ode to the beauty and versatility of wood), what they all have in common is a fierce spirit of individual expression that deserves deeper examination in this age of architectural standardization.
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"Documenting the extraordinary architectural work of some of America’s great artists, Art House takes the viewer on a journey from landscape to landscape across North America. A film of stunning beauty." - Atlas & Aeris
"Art House celebrates the commonality between artistry, craft, sculpture and architecture...weaving together the lives, aesthetics and philosophies of several iconic designers and artists. A moving meditation." - Cultured Magazine
"When Freeman moves his camera slowly through the rooms of the artists' houses he does what words cannot - he evokes the creative magic that animates each of them." - The Magazine Antiques
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