Contact: Amy Guthrie, historic preservation officer, 970-429-2758; Bill Poss, local architect for the Turner House, 970-925-4755; Sara Sackner,producer, 805-794-7773.
ASPEN, COLO. (Feb. 22, 2010) – City of Aspen Community Development Department invites the community to a free screening of the documentary “Infinite Space, the Architecture of John Lautner.”
The film will be shown March 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wheeler Opera House.
“Amongst the many avant-garde buildings John Lautner designed during his 50 year career is the 1982 Turner house, here in Aspen, visible from the roundabout,” said Amy Guthrie, historic preservation officer for the City of Aspen.
The Turner house is featured in the film, and after the screening a Q&A is planned to include Bill Poss and members of his firm who acted as the local architects and provided construction drawings for the project.
As a young man, Lautner broke from his mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright, and went west to California to forge his own unique style. His life was marked by innovation and inspiration, endless battles with building codes, an accidental leap into the epicenter of pop culture, bitterness at lost opportunities, and finally – monumental achievement.
“Aspen has attracted the ‘who’s who’ of modern architects since the 1940s, John Lautner being a prime example,” Guthrie said. “This beautifully filmed movie highlights his ground-breaking work here, and in other parts of Colorado.”
The film is sponsored by The City of Aspen, The Wheeler Opera House, Rowland + Broughton Architecture and Urban Design, Kim Raymond Architects, Inc., Aspen Art Museum and Bluegreen.
For more information on the film, visit www.InfiniteSpaceTheMovie.com. For photos of the Turner house, visit http://picasaweb.google.com/johnlautnerfoundation/TurnerResidenceAspenCO#.