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12 great American artists and designers create their ultimate work of art-their homes. The first film to tell their story.
Some artists don’t just create masterpieces -- they
live in them.

Photographer Don Freeman's poetic journey through 11
houses artists built for themselves. A love song in film to the places art
lives.
Some artists don’t just create masterpieces -- they live in them. Photographer Don Freeman's poetic journey through 11 houses artists built for themselves. A love song in film to the places art lives.
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Art House/A Break in Space. a film by Don Freeman

 It started with a book.

Published last year by Abrams, my book "Artists' Handmade Houses" surveys 13 homes personally handcrafted by some of America's finest artists and craftsmen. The photography lovingly reveals each home to be a unique expression of the artists' aesthetic, and an extension of their body of work.

 It became a film.

As I photographed, my passion for the artists and their amazing handmade houses expanded into the idea of a documentary film with all the artistry and beauty of the still photographs. For 2 years, I have merged filmed images with interviews of the artists, their friends and families, as well as authors with specialized knowledge in the field.  Alastair Gordon, author of "Weekend Utopia" and "Spaced Out!" lends his wisdom as the narrator of the documentary, and a musical score composedby Jaime Rudolph hauntingly captures the mood of these unique homes.

 Now it needs your help.

Your support of this Kickstarter project will enable me to take the film into post-production and help me stay on course for completion of  "Art House/A Break in Space" by early 2013!

Your choice of limited edition prints from the series below are available exclusively on Kickstarter as pledge rewards. I will contact you for your personal choice of image on completion of the Kickstarter campaign!

Thanks for your support,

Don

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    My personal thanks!

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    My personal thanks! and a subscription to the Newsletter: A Break in Space, which will keep you up to date on the project, places for screenings and excerpts from the film, including interviews from Alastair Gordon, Paolo Soleri, Annie Wright and others.

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    My Thanks! The newsletter, and a beautiful, signed postcard from my archives. These are rare, and the inspiration for the book "Ted Muehling: a Portrait by Don Freeman, Rizzoli, 2010.

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    Thank You!, the newsletter, credit in the film, plus a 11 X 14" signed, limited edition giclee print on archival Hahnemuhle paper. Select from one of the six images below from the book "Artists' Handmade Houses" and the film. (image size: 9 X 12" ) Shipping included, in US only.

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    Thank You!, the newsletter, credit in the film, plus a 16 X 20" signed, limited edition giclee print on archival Hahnemuhle paper. Select from any of images below. (image size: 14 X 18" ) Shipping included, in US only.

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    Thank You!, the newsletter, an "excutive producer" credit in the film, a 20 X 24" signed, limited edition giclee print on archival Hahnemuhle paper. Select from one of the six images below from the book "Artists' Handmade Houses" and the film. (image size: 17 X 22" ) Shipping included, in US only. PLUS...A SIGNED COPY OF "ARTISTS' HANDMADE HOUSES", Abrams, 2012.

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    Thank You!, the newsletter, an "executive producer" credit in the film, a 24 X 30" signed, limited edition giclee print on archival Hahnemuhle paper. Select from any of the images below! (image size: 20 X 25" ) Shipping included, in US only. PLUS...A SIGNED COPY OF "ARTISTS' HANDMADE HOUSES", Abrams, 2012.

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    Thank You!, the newsletter, an "executive producer" credit in the film, a 30 X 40" signed, limited edition giclee print on archival Hahnemuhle paper. Select from any of the images below (image size: 27 X 34" ) Shipping included, in US only. PLUS...A SIGNED COPY OF "ARTISTS' HANDMADE HOUSES", Abrams, 2012.

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