John C. sent word on an interesting new documentary-in-progress called Our Pace Setters/For Use & Beauty: The Architecture or Alfred Browning Parker. As stated on the film's website:
"Our Pace Setters is a new film series about architecture - how it inspires and how it endures from generation to generation. From the filmmakers unique perspective growing up in a home by Florida architect Alfred Browning Parker, the three part series looks back with affection as it introduces a larger audience to Parker's aesthetics and innovations, and looks forward with enthusiasm, following the creation from design through construction of the filmmakers new home/office by LA architect Vaughan Trammell. Combining traditional documentary techniques of interviews, archival footage and photographs with collage, pixilation and animation, Our Pace Setters will educate and entertain on the subjects of architecture, building, home and family."
To see video clips and to learn more, follow the link. If that whets your appetite for the work of Alfred Browning Parker and you want to know more, I would highly suggest picking up a copy of the book The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker: Miami's Maverick Modernist by Randolph C. Henning--it's a winner!
Images via John C.