Docomomo UK
Docomomo Housing Series – Screening the Film – “12 Views Of Kensal House” by Peter Wyeth
DATE: 12/12/2014
This film about Maxwell Fry’s 1936 Housing scheme for the Gas Board is remarkable for the breadth of ‘modern concerns’ it covers. As well as recognising the architect’s ambition to bring modern European Housing ideas to London with an active and receptive client(the formidable Elizabeth Denby). It examines both the form, context and the life of this group of building and it’s changing inhabitants over a period of 40 years, in a cinematic style that interrogates both time and place, the formal and the social, as only the cinema can.

Peter Wyeth graduated M.Phil. from the UCL Planning Course, Started making Films at UCL. He has made 3 Films for the Arts Council, and made documentaries for ITV and Channel 4. He has recently returned to architecture and design, and written for 20C Soc. Journal and Manchester Modernist. Two of them on the Furniture designer Ernest Race. And is currently completing a book “the Matter of Vision:affective neurobiology and the Cinema’ for publication next year.

Friday 12 December 2014
6.30 for AGM. 7,15.for Film Screening
at ABA Gallery, 70-75, Cowcross St. London EC1M 6EJ
Cost £6.00 Docomomo Members £8.00 non Members

For further details contact: Philip Boyle Coordinator Docomomo-uk
Tel 020 7253 6624 or email

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