This documentary film is about the life of Corrado Parducci and his contribution to our architectural history. Although his work mostly focuses in Detroit and the metropolitan surrounding areas, it can be found nationally.
I’ve been researching and lecturing on Parducci’s work since 2009, and I am always asked where people can go to learn more. Unfortunately, I reluctantly answer that there aren’t any resources available, which is one of the reasons I am producing this film. The second reason is that I feel that Parducci’s work deserves to be recognized.
With close to 600 commissions in his job book, Parducci’s work is still almost unknown. He came to Detroit in 1924 at the urging of Albert Kahn – one of Detroit’s most prolific architects – with the intent to only stay for two months. Fortunately for Detroit, he ended up staying for the rest of his life and left his fingerprints on countless commercial buildings, private homes, churches and schools.
Your support of this project is so very important to not only create a resource in current times, but also to pass the information along to the next generation. Film maker Jack P. Johnson has created a very short introduction which I use for my lectures and can be found here: http://vimeo.com/22027234
Sincerely, Jennifer Baross and film maker, Jack P. Johnson