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Why

"I initiated this documentary, because there is great beauty in David Adler’s work and more people should know of it.  Let’s help preserve architecturally significant buildings for future generations so they continue to inspire. This preservation process begins through education, often not provided in schools." Kristin N. Smith, Executive Producer 

Stone lunette hood with angel over the entrance of Castle Hill, Ipswich Massachusetts. Image is courtesy of Amy Williams, Executive Director, the David Adler Music and Arts Center.

The demise of architecturally significant buildings is on the rise.  We want to help preserve their beauty for future generations, so they continue to inspire and uplift souls. We believe this preservation process begins through education, often not provided in schools. This video will be the first in high definition, including captivating drone footage where permitted, to shine a spotlight on Adler’s immense design talent, filled with exceptional grace and discriminating use of historical details.  

 

Perhaps due to his reticence about publicity, David Adler is frequently overlooked amongst notable architects.  His oeuvre of classical architecture is very likely never to be repeated. There are several wonderful, out-of-print books on Adler, but we’ll reach a new, wider audience, because once completed, this visually compelling video may be televised and could be streamed anytime on tvs, cellphones, tablets and desktops. 

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We are entering the Production phase of this documentary. Please make a contribution towards the Editing phase this summer and fall 2019. Thank you.

Partial view of East elevation drawing of the residence of David and Katherine Adler, Libertyville, IL. Image is courtesy of Amy Williams, Executive Director, the David Adler Music and Arts Center.

"Arts and culture play an important role in community building: this program will offer to connect viewers through the art of architecture."  

Kristin N. Smith, Executive Producer

Thank you to Amy Williams, Executive Director of the David Adler Music and Arts Center for use of images. 

 

“Upon David Adler’s death in 1949 his sister, Francis Elkins, gave his house and estate to the Village of Libertyville to be used for cultural and recreational purposes. Today, the David Adler Music and Arts Center continues to maintain and interpret the historic home of architect David Adler, which is the base of its activities, and a visual image of the harmony between music, the arts and daily life.”