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Albert Frey: The Architectural Envoy – Part I

Annenberg Theater


October 21, 2023    
9:00 am - 10:00 am

The first of a 2-part film series produced by Design Onscreen and directed by Jake Gorst, this film explores Albert’s early life and work in Europe to his New York architectural accomplishments in the 1930s, including the famed Aluminaire House™, the Canvas Weekend House, features of the New York Museum of Modern Art, as well as his Kocher-Samson Building in Palm Springs.

It explores his collaborative efforts with architects including Le Corbusier, A. Lawrence Kocher, and John Porter Clark. The film, directed by Jake Gorst (The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect, 2014; Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs, 2005), explains why Frey is a significant force in the story of how modernism developed in the United States prior to World War II.

Containing never-before-published archival imagery, as well as breathtaking architectural footage, and featuring a cast of notable interviewees, including architecture critic Paul Goldberger and historians Joe Rosa, Michael Schwarting, Frances Campani, Alan Hess and Sidney Williams.

October 21, 9:00 – 10:00am

Albert Frey The Architectural Envoy