LIGHTNING RELEASES: New York, N.Y. (1/30/2014)- Rembrandt 3D Corp. http://www.rembrandt3d.com premiered its 55” 4K LCD, Auto Stereoscopic 3D (AS3D), Glasses Free television system with the pilot presentation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s, “Fallingwater in 3D” at the American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York.
The event, “ Practice Post- 50 Edgar Tafel in New York,” hosted by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and AIA NY Historic Buildings Committee, was moderated by Robert Silman of Robert Silman Associates, structural engineer to Fallingwater, the Guggenheim and other iconic American architectural structures.
Rembrandt 3D (R3D) has joined Emmy Award Winner Ken Love in creating the 3D stereoscopic film of the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork, Fallingwater. The proof of concept Pilot was designed to test the impact of the Rembrandt 3D, Maestro™ depth quality in conveying the power of Frank Lloyd Wright’s artistry.
Ken Love remarked, “the translation of Fallingwater as a 3 dimensional work of Art into a stereoscopic 3D image on a glasses free AS3D screen required a balancing of art and science to accurately capture the site’s beauty and realism. I was amazed by the power of the 3D images conveyed by the Rembrandt 3D Maestro ™ 4K AS3D TV. The results were simply astounding.”
At the presentation, enthusiastic observers made the following remarks upon viewing the Ken Love film, ‘Fallingwater in 3D’ on the Rembrandt 3D auto stereoscopic 3DTV.
Nicole Pesce, Development Coordinator for AIA/NY, commented, “Seeing Fallingwater on the Rembrandt 3D monitor seems like the next best thing to being there.”
Ted Goodman, from the Avery Library said, I’ve been to Fallingwater half a dozen times. This technology is really amazing, and it really captures the feel of walking around the building in 3 dimensions. It will be fantastic for folks who can’t get to the building and see it.
Roberta Silman said; “One has a sense of the building in a completely fresh and new way and … those cantilevers which they worked on so hard, with the cracks in them, they look fantastic in 3d. I have never seen 3DTV like this before.”
Jon D’orazio commented, “As an architect, painter and sculptor, I was amazed at the realistic and magical quality of Rembrandt 3D. One’s perceptions expand with wonder. I look forward to being involved in this great technology. A very natural experience without 3D glasses, ready for Prime Time.”
Rembrandt 3D CEO Steve Blumenthal added, “ With the introduction of the R3D 4K AS3D TV, we have arrived at a critical performance milestone. We can now say that the R3D Perfect Picture, Maestro™, with its unique image quality and user comfort control system, has been successfully market tested and is now publicly approved and deemed, “Ready for Prime Time”.
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library/AIA presentation was honoring the work of Edgar Tafel, a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice who carried the FLW legacy forward with his two books Apprentice to Genius and About Wright: An Album of Recollections.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and 9 other Wright buildings are in the process of being considered for the inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List of world renown and culturally significant landmarks. These include the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza. Lynda Waggoner, Fallingwater’s Director and Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, speculated that this Rembrandt 3D technology would be a wonderful way to share these sites with an international audience.
Blumenthal concluded, “Rembrandt 3D No glasses 3DTV has arrived, and its ground breaking advancements provide a natural, artifact free 3D experience second to none, and finally its coming soon to a “home” near you.” Contact [email protected]”
About Rembrandt 3D Corp.
Rembrandt 3D (R3D), is an Ithaca N.Y. based corporation which has developed a number of breakthrough 3DTV, proprietary imaging solutions for both 3D content and for both With glasses and Without glasses, Auto stereoscopic 3D (AS3D) television. Rembrandt 3D Proprietary IP solutions produce the highest quality 3DTV image on the market today and are NOW available in a variety of 3DTV screen sizes. [email protected]
About Kenneth Love International
Ken Love, based in Pittsburgh PA, has made six one-hour films about Frank Lloyd Wright. He has won Emmy awards for his work on the National Geographic Television Specials, Serengeti Diary and the Realm of the Alligator. He has received Emmy nominations for his work on Living Treasures of Japan, Egypt: Quest for Eternity, Ballad of the Irish Horse, Chesapeake Borne, Amazon: The Flooded Forest, Bali: Masterpiece of the Gods, and Jane Goodall: Among the Wild Chimpanzee.
About The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy operates and preserves Fallingwater, a symbol of people living in harmony with nature. It protects and restores exceptional places to provide western Pennsylvania with clean waters and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations. The Conservancy creates green spaces and gardens, contributing to the vitality of our cities and towns.
Fallingwater ® is a registered trademark of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Frank Lloyd Wright ® is a registered trademark of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation,
About Robert Silman
Robert Silman, as president emeritus of the structural engineering firm he founded in 1966, has directed all phases of its operations. He has particular expertise in historic preservation, as evidenced by his work on Carnegie Hall, Fallingwater and The Museum of Immigration at Ellis Island. Silman has taught for more than 40 years at Columbia, Yale and Harvard. He is a licensed professional engineer in 10 states
In 2006 he received the New York Historic Districts Council’s Landmarks Lion Award, in 2009 the AIA New York Chapter Award, in 2010 the New York Landmarks Conservancy Preservation Leadership Award and in 2013 the Harley McKee Award from the Association for Preservation Technology International