- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: September 9, 2000
The art of modern design is featured in this spectacular episode. Viewers learn how architect Steven Ehrlich transformed a 1950s suburban home into a study of the modern art form, and visit a luxurious New York penthouse that brings modernism to a whole new level.
Modernism means many things to many people, but while one can debate exactly what the definition is, there is no denying that the designers and architects categorized as "modern" have made significant contributions to our aesthetic sense.
By definition, what is modern is constantly changing, but today's standard bearers have challenged long-standing assumptions and developed new approaches that are given shape in the homes featured in MODERN LIVING. First, we'll see the stunning transformation of a 1950's suburban family home as engineered by Steven Ehrlich, one of southern California's premiere architects. Next, a luxurious New York penthouse takes modernism to a whole new level with an integrated approach that encompasses every element of the design. Finally, we'll tour the stunning home of architect Michael Graves, whose forward-looking designs are featured in everything from fine catalogs to mass merchant stores.
Inspired by these impressive spaces, short features on modern furniture, affordable accessories and flower arranging show how you can add a modern accent to your own home.