The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Begins Its Sixth Year

October 8, 2013

Essex Library’s Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series opens its sixth year with a screening of the film “Modern Tide” by Emmy-award winning producer and director Jake Gorst. “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island,” explores the disappearance of its rich architectural heritage. Long Island’s East End, in particular, was once a testing ground for modernist architecture, a place for experimental residential design practiced by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Marcel Breuer. The gradual destruction of this legacy to make way for lavish “McMansions” is characterized by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger as a tragedy.

The screening and discussion of “Modern Tide” will be on Friday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centerbrook Architects offices; Mr. Gorst, who is a contributing writer to VOX, HOME Miami and Modernism magazines, will introduce the 90-minute film and answer questions afterwards. Click here to view a trailer.

Please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560 to register (

Centerbrook Architects is located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook.