Modern Phoenix Architecture Tour for DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)
Join architecture critic and Modern Phoenix journalist Tazmine Loomans on a bus tour of commercial architecture on Phoenix's West Side, in line with this year's tour theme "Left of Central". Hosts at each location will share the architectural heritage, lore, and aesthetic significance of the sites. There will be plenty of time for photography. Leave the driving to us and enjoy a morning of connecting with other Modern Phoenicians!
Complementary coffee and biscotti will be provided at our starting location, Copenhagen Imports, formerly the Lou Regester building by Ralph Haver AIA. Thanks, Copenhagen!
Docomomo US is excited to announce the 6th Annual Docomomo US Tour Day, set for Saturday, October 6, 2012. Tour Day is their annual national event bringing together Docomomo US chapters, partner organizations, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Docomomo promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement. It promotes the exchange of knowledge about this important legacy which extends from the planned city and the iconic monument to the house next door.
Docomomo is an international organization. Docomomo International, founded in 1988 in The Netherlands, now has national chapters in 59 countries and a membership of over 2000 individuals. It is an important presence in conservation and in architectural culture, worldwide, working in partnership with other international organizations, national governments, and regional and national associations.
Docomomo US is an all-volunteer group comprised of enthusiasts, historians, architects, designers, students, and preservationists. Docomomo US is proud to be frequently cited in the professional and general press as the initiator of the current interest in the recent past within the US preservation movement and among the general public.
Docomomo US serves all those interested in design, architecture, urbanism, landscape and history. Thanks to this interdisciplinarity, issues such as definitions of modernism and criteria of significance are debated across divides infrequently crossed in other organizations. Thanks to our regional diversity, our definitions of modernism are the product of this country’s varied and differing regional histories.
Modern Phoenix is proud to partner with DOCOMOMO US in this second year of tours.
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