Built on Narrow Land is a film that looks at a moment in Cape Cod when the spirit of European modern architecture inspired a group of bohemian designers — professionals and amateurs both — to build houses that married principles of the Bauhaus to the centuries-old local architecture of seaside New England.
But in 1959, with the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore the fate of these houses suddenly hung in the balance.
Documentary Film: Modern Architecture on Cape Cod Completed in 2013
Music score by Josephine Wiggs of the Breeders
“While buildings rot, [the] film preserves architecture’s memory” – Amelia Taylor-Hochberg, Architect
“an illustrated lecture…an act of preservation and polite outrage” – Bloun Art Info
2013 / 65 minutes on 1 disc
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