Masterpieces : Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cedar Rock DVD

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Cedar Rock is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most complete masterpieces. Nearly everything at Cedar Rock bears the architect’s imprint. Originally, based on Wright’s “A Crystal House of Town and Country” published in the Ladies Home Journal in 1945, the home was adapted as a weekend retreat for Lowell and Agnes Walter. The Rock Crest Estate consists of four Wright structures: the main house, boathouse, front gate and council fire. The incredible Usonian design built in Quasqueton, Iowa  is a

Cedar Rock is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most complete masterpieces. Nearly everything at Cedar Rock bears the architect’s imprint. Originally, based on Wright’s “A Crystal House of Town and Country” published in the Ladies Home Journal in 1945, the home was adapted as a weekend retreat for Lowell and Agnes Walter. The Rock Crest Estate consists of four Wright structures: the main house, boathouse, front gate and council fire. The incredible Usonian design built in Quasqueton, Iowa  is a delightful surprise to visitors and is one of Wright’s most livable homes.

Interior photo courtesy: Friends of Cedar Rock 

About Michael Miner:

Since 2002, Filmmaker Michael Miner has devoted his career entirely to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, documenting the master architect’s buildings in such films as “Sacred Spaces”, “A Child of the Sun”, and “Romanza”, which covers the California work of Mr. Wright.

His Hollywood career established after the screening of the short film “Glycerine Tears” at the 1991 Sundance film festival, Miner worked on mostly commercial projects for the next 10 years, detouring briefly with another Sundance screened film “Serial Killer”, in 1995. Burned out by the Hollywood factory system, Miner would ultimately embark on two major road trips, taking the opportunity to visit many out-of-the-way Frank Lloyd Wright public buildings spread throughout America. The first trip, which lasted from 1995 to 1998, planted the seed of an idea for documenting themes of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in individual films.

The second road trip, beginning in 2002, led directly to the first Wright film “Sacred Spaces”, which documented many of his houses of worship and was completed in 2005. This was followed by “A Child of the Sun”, the story of the West campus of Florida Southern college in Lakeland, for which Wright designed buildings from 1938 to 1958. The third film in the series, “Romanza,” looks at Wright’s relationship to California and explores some of the 25 projects that were built (out of the 80 he designed) in the state over his seven decade career.

Miner is currently on tour with his newest film “Masterpieces”, which includes segments on Wright’s finest buildings, including Fallingwater, The Johnson Wax Administration Building, and the Dana Thomas House, among several others.

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Director: Michael Miner, Rated: G – General Audience, Run Time: 53 minutes, Language: English, Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only), Format: NTSC, Release Date: November 19, 2005

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