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Architects (includes planners & designers)

[Alto, Alvar] Alvar Aalto.

Gives an overview of the work of Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, including examples of his architecture in private residences, industrial buildings, churches, government offices, campuses, university buildings, cultural centers and town plans in various parts of Finland. 199-?.

[Alto, Alvar] Alvar Aalto: Technology and Nature

Looks at the life and work of Alvar Aalto and examines his creative style in the context of his time, the traditions he inherited, and the country and climate in which he lived. Throughout his long career, Aalto's work embraced almost all the key public institutions as well as public and private housing. In the 1930's and 40's, almost single-handedly, Aalto made Finland a place of pilgrimage for all who sought the aesthetic possibility of the new architecture. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1996. 59 min.

[Alto, Alvar]Architectures 3

Features architects: Daniel Libeskind, Charles Garnier, Le Corbusier, Antonio Gaudi, Louis Sullivan, Alvar Aalto. A privileged, unprecedented inside look at the work of superstar architects. This volume examines the architecture of the Jewish Museum of Berlin; Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent; Charles Garnier's Parisian Opera and more. 2003. 160 min.

[Ando, Tadao] Making the Modern

This compelling documentary presents events surrounding the design and creation of a new home for the 110-year old Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Elements of the story include a visionary Japanese architect, Tadao Ando; an ambitious museum design; and an innovative construction team. 2003. 60 min.

[Ando, Tadao] Tadao Ando.

Tadao Ando, one of Japan's most innovative architects, comments on his architectural philosophy and achievements. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. 1989.

[Ban, Shigeru]Shigeru Ban: An Architect for Emergencies /

The film shows the construction of Ban's prefab designs for temporary but surprisingly attractive housing for earthquake victims in Turkey.

[Belluschi, Pietro] "No Perfect Answers": The Life and Architecture of Pietro Belluschi.

Provides a visual tour of Belluschi's early homes and churchs; simple, modern designs that define the unique architectural style of the Pacific Northwest. Rich with comments from Belluschi himself, the film also features interviews with a number of noted architects, g I.M. Pei and Philip Johnson. It also explores the architecture of the Equitable Building, New York's Lincoln Center, the controversial Pan Am Building and Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. 1996. 60 min.

[Bernini] Bernini Architect.

Although Bernini is seen by history as primarily a scuptor, more than any other architect in Rome, he restored the city from a dowdy medieval town to the Eternal City. In his architectural designs he had some Renaissance jewels to guide him, such as the work of Michelangelo and many ancient monuments. He was a classicist in the Roman tradition, but he combined elements in new original ways, marking his buildings with the signature of his genius. This video explores many of his most important projects for buildings and city planning which form much of the character of modern Rome. 1997.

[Borromini]Borromini.

This video examines many of the most important buildings of the 17th century architect, Borromini. It explains the designs and the originality of his projects and also explores the controversy surrounding Borromini's opposition to Bernini, who was the virtual ruler of Roman architectural policy at that time. 1996. 35 min.

[Brown, Denise Scott] Beyond Utopia, Changing Attitudes In American Architecture.

Presents six American postmodernist architects discussing their style of design, influences on their work, and recent achievements. Focuses on the work of Philip Johnson, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Michael Graves, Frank Gehry, and Peter Eisenmann. Interviews with: Anni Albers, Edward Larabee Barnes, James Ingo Freed, Bertrand Goldberg, Michael Graves, Helmut Jahn, Philip Johnson, Gyorgy Kepes, I.M. Pei, Stanley Tigerman, Tom Wolfe. 1983. 58 min.

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