Kumu Documentary: Unexpected Modernism: The architecture of the Wiener Brothers
Location: Kumu auditorium
Dir Gregory Kallenberg
USA 2020, 42 min
The film is introduced by art historian Karin Paulus.
We thank: Rational Middle Media Group
After visiting Bauhaus, the most prestigious European school of design, the Wiener brothers became the most innovative and productive architects in the southern US. Residential, commercial and public buildings designed from the 1930s to the 1960s kept up with progressive European architecture and at the same time were adjusted to local conditions. Unexpected Modernism explores these forgotten pioneers of American modernism.