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Great Expectations: A Journey through the History of Visionary =
Architecture is now available to Videonews subscribers. From the =
director of Kocuu, this new film depicts visionary architectural =
movements and personalities of the 20th century, including Rudolf =
Steiner, Le Corbusier, Levitt and Sons, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, =
and Buckminster Fuller.

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=E2=80=9CAstounding images or more or less bizarre projects are =
intertwined with fantastic interview material... a documentary that =
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF VISIONARY =
ARCHITECTURE

A Film by Jesper Wachtmeister

This documentary provides an astonishing journey through innovative, =
futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architecture =
projects-including concrete illusions of grandeur and Lego-like modular =
apartments to an Instant City Airship and round, grass-covered =
subterranean dwellings-from the beginning of the 20th century to today.=20

Since the end of the 19th century, due to industrialization and rapid =
technological progress, mankind has been confronted with new problems =
and possibilities. Visionary architects and artists, motivated by =
contemporary problems, including housing shortages, urban decay and =
pollution, set about to create changes in our ways of living that =
challenged conventional concepts of the good, the true and the =
beautiful.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS introduces us to the most significant architectural =
movements and personalities of the 20th century, including, among many =
others, Le Corbusier's functionalist cities, Buckminster Fuller's =
lightweight geodesic domes, Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67 prefab =
apartments, Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum and other anthroposophy =
buildings in Switzerland, Oscar Niemeyer's sleek urban designs for =
Brasilia, Paolo Soleri's "archology" of crystal-like desert cities, =
Antti Lovag's curved surfaces of Palais Bulles in France, Jacque =
Fresco's utopian Venus Project in Florida, and Peter Cook and Colin =
Fournier's biomorphic Kunsthaus Graz in Austria.=20

Using archival and contemporary footage, animation and interviews, GREAT =
EXPECTATIONS tells the fascinating story of these grand architectural =
visions, both realized and unrealized, as explained by great thinkers =
with revolutionary, if not always successful, ideas.

<http://frif.com/new2007/gre.html> Read more here!

<http://frif.com/pdf/arch2007.pdf> or see our architecture catalog

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52 minutes / color / 2007
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this new film depicts visionary architectural movements and =
personalities of
the 20<sup>th</sup> century, including Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, =
Levitt and
Sons, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, and Buckminster =
Fuller.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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or less bizarre
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that treats the viewer seriously.=E2=80=9D=C2=A0 </span></font></i><font =
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JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF VISIONARY =
ARCHITECTURE<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

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face=3DArial><span
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Film by </span></font></b><span class=3Dcredit1><b><font =
color=3D"#99cc00"
face=3DArial><span style=3D'color:#99CC00'>Jesper =
Wachtmeister<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></span></p>

<p><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>This
documentary provides an astonishing journey through innovative, =
futuristic,
utopian and sometimes bizarre architecture projects-including concrete
illusions of grandeur and Lego-like modular apartments to an Instant =
City
Airship and round, grass-covered subterranean dwellings-from the =
beginning of
the 20th century to today. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Since
the end of the 19th century, due to industrialization and rapid =
technological
progress, mankind has been confronted with new problems and =
possibilities.
Visionary architects and artists, motivated by contemporary problems, =
including
housing shortages, urban decay and pollution, set about to create =
changes in
our ways of living that challenged conventional concepts of the good, =
the true
and the beautiful.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>GREAT
EXPECTATIONS introduces us to the most significant architectural =
movements and
personalities of the 20th century, including, among many others, Le =
Corbusier's
functionalist cities, Buckminster Fuller's lightweight geodesic domes, =
Moshe
Safdie's Habitat '67 prefab apartments, Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum and =
other
anthroposophy buildings in Switzerland, Oscar Niemeyer's sleek urban =
designs
for Brasilia, Paolo Soleri's &quot;archology&quot; of crystal-like =
desert
cities, Antti Lovag's curved surfaces of Palais Bulles in France, Jacque
Fresco's utopian Venus Project in Florida, and Peter Cook and Colin =
Fournier's
biomorphic Kunsthaus Graz in Austria. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Using
archival and contemporary footage, animation and interviews, GREAT =
EXPECTATIONS
tells the fascinating story of these grand architectural visions, both =
realized
and unrealized, as explained by great thinkers with revolutionary, if =
not
always successful, ideas.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><b><font size=3D4 color=3D"#00ccff" face=3DArial><span =
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