On the Edge of Tomorrow
Three California architects, their unconventional clients and an experimental building program radically transformed the modern house in the first half of the last century.
The architects believed new technology, materials and methods would provide practical models for modern housing. The clients were reformers in their own fields who expected their houses to reflect their progressive values and aspirations.
This Public Television documentary examines the confluence of people, environment and technology that made Southern California the epicenter for experiments in modern living from the 1910’s through the 1950’s.