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John H Howe, Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright's Master of Perspective

An under-recognized apprentice of the Taliesin Fellowship during the Great Depression, shares drafting tables with Frank Lloyd Wright for 27-years and pencils some of the most iconic architectural drawings. Howe contributed to five of the eight Wright designs recently recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Rob Barros
    Producer
    The Dr. Harold C Deutsch WWII History Round Table
  • Rick Wakeman
    Composer
    Yes...! the progressive rock band
  • Skyline Ink Animators + Illustrators
    Animation
    Silver, 36th Telly Awards, The Speed Art Museum Animation
  • Rob Barros
    Director
    video - featurefirst feature
  • John Howe
    Key Cast
    “narrator”
    Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    21,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Tucson Modernism Week
    Tucson, AZ
    United States
    October 9, 2019
  • Taliesin Fellows Education Event
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    February 9, 2019
  • Menomonie Public Library
    Menomonie, Wisconsin
    United States
    December 7, 2019
Director Biography - Rob Barros

Rob is a video freelancer in the Twin Cities. This documentary is his first feature film. For 10 years, he's produced The Dr. Harold C Deutsch WWII History Round Table in association with Minnesota Historical Society. He was an instant replay video engineer for the NBA as well as an archaeologist. He lives with his wife Keri and three daughters near the Twin Cities.

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Director Statement

John Howe is essentially unknown beyond Taliesin. Yet he shard drafting tables with Frank Lloyd Wright for 27 years, who dubbed him "accomplice". Howe penciled what are some of the most iconic architectural drawings. This is the story of his career.