Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 3 | Modern Architecture

We’re still here for you, even while social distancing

Hi there, friends.

First, thank you for the wonderful feedback we’ve received regarding these weekly emails. We hope they continue to keep you engaged, entertained and perhaps inspired as you move through each week.

This week’s feature is Modern Architecture, which has seen renewed popularity in recent years. The resources available on the topic are many, so it was particularly challenging to limit offerings this week. Nonetheless, we hope you enjoy the selection!

Warm regards,
DAF Team

Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:

Feature: Modern Architecture – Resources from the world wide web

“To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be.” – Le Corbusier

The films below are free via Kanopy.com.

  • MIES
  • Mies on Scene – Barcelona in Two Acts: A Building That Changed the History of Architecture
  • Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century 
  • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
  • Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect
  • The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat
  • Louis Kahn: Silence and Light
  • Master Houses: 20th Century Architecture From Around the World

View the docomomo virtual exhibition© – MoMove.



  • Modern Architecture: A Critical History by Kenneth Frampton
  • Modern Architecture by Alan Colquhoun
  • Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán by Marc Treib

For Young Readers…

  • Who Built That? Modern Houses: An Introduction to Modern Houses and Their Architects by Didier Cornille

Community Resources

A selection of modern art museums, near and far, with virtual offerings:

Image curtesy of Hines