Introduction. Jean Renoux
Sponsor. Community Foundation of Sarasota County
A fascinating and informative introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), one of the 20th century’s most influential architects, combining his classic buildings with observations from architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas. plus comments from his biographer and family. Mies’ entire body of work (more than 70 buildings) and modernist and minimalist style reflect his motto that “less is more”.
"Delightfully thoughtful and sensual. is itself a model of design. A lens for looking at Mies' modernist and minimalist style." — Chicago Sun-Times
Jean Renoux is an art and architecture lecturer, film maker, interior designer and tour guide. Jean has conducted many tours of Mies' buildings in both Europe and North America and will share his stories.
Student (full-time with ID) $5
Advance Reservations Only
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6:30 - 7:00 pm Check-in
7:00 - 7:15 pm Introduction by Jean Renoux
7:15 - 8:15 pm Film Screening
8:15 - 9:00 pm
Q & A
Photo above: Mies van der Rohe by Frank Scherschel, courtesy Time Life Pictures, Getty Images.
Saras otaMO D 2014 was a phenomenal success!
A sincere “thank you” to all who attended the presentations, parties and tours, to the dedicated MOD SQUAD volunteers, and especially to o ur generous sponsors. Only the most extraordinary team effort could make
this happen…and it did. Sa ras o ta’s midcentury architecture is truly fortunate to have such dedicated and passionate supporters. And there’s more to come next year. See you at MOD 2015!
SarasotaMOD Weekend The inaugural four-day
architectural festival, presented by SAF, featured modernist architects including
Lawrence Scarpa, Gene Leedy, Tim Seibert, Carl Abbott, Frank Folsom Smith, John Howey, Joe King, Joyce Owens, Sean Khorsandi, Dan Webre, critic and filmmaker Alastair Gordon, journalists Harold Bubil and Jeff LaHurd, preservationist Christine French and landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Guided trolley, boat and walking tours explored Sarasota’s midcentury legacy by land and sea. Festive parties were held at the Sarasota Yacht Club, The Ringling Museum's C