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J. L. Sert : a Nomadic Dream (dvd)
Sert was a pioneer in Europe and a lost soul in the United States, a man who was able to rebuild his own career in a different country by paying the price of oblivion in its own land. The project follows a chronological structure beginning in 1926 when he received his degree in Architecture at the Universidad de Barcelona until his death in 1983 exploring the dramatic life of a complex man who had an indelible impact on American architecture in spite of the burdens of life as a political exile far from his beloved country.
Walks with an Architect series (Streaming, Academic Video Online)
Eight architects each discuss a city, its architecture, layout, personality and history.
Landmarks of Hope New Architecture for Urban America (streaming, Academic Video Online)
This documentary, directed by Dennis Reeder, features housing projects and public buildings that show how well-designed buildings play a part in urban renewal.
Genius of Palaces series (Academic Video Online)
Royal palaces are the most magnificent buildings in our history. Often built to extraordinary levels of luxury and excess, they express the personalities of our kings and queens since 1066.From the Tower of London to Hampton Court Palace, Dan Cruickshank reveals an extraordinary story of buildings, often fortified, that cemented the monarch's claim to the throne.
Desirable dwellings (streaming, Academic Video Online)
This documentary, produced by Ian Keill, features Lucinda Lambton as she tours five architecturally magnificent houses in Britain.
Architecture must blaze (streaming, Academic Video Online)
Wolf Prix is one of the most successful architects from Europe. Since the foundation of Coop Himmelb(l)au in 1968, where his award - winning creations come to life, he has managed to establish himself as a star and revolutionist in the architecture scene. An exclusive insight into his controversial views on politics, society and culture, which reflect on his buildings and have spread a new critical perception on traditional doctrines of architecture.
E2 design. Architecture 2030 (streaming, Academic Video Online)
Buildings are responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Can a collaborative effort - government leaders, architects, regulatory agencies and building suppliers - avert a climate crisis through policy change and education? Architect-turned-activist Ed Mazria may have the answer. His Architecture 2030 organization is galvanizing commitment to a carbon-neutral building sector by the year 2030.
60 minutes. Frank Gehry (streaming, Academic Video Online)
You may not know who Frank Gehry is, but if you've ever seen a building designed by him, you'll never forget it. Gehry is to architecture what Einstein was to physics, what Picasso was to painting, and what Jordan is to basketball, reports Correspondent Scott Pelley.
First Person Singular: I.M. Pei (streaming, Academic Video Online)
This program profiles the man responsible for some of the most triumphant architecture of the 20th century: architect I.M. Pei. He discusses the triumphs (and failures) of his career, and the primary artistic and intellectual influences reflected in the sweeping simplicity of his designs, from the Kennedy Presidential Library to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.