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[Smithson, Robert] Mono Lake

Featuring film footage and slide images of artists Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer and Nancy Holt as they visited California's Mono Lake in July of 1968, this piece was edited by Holt in 2004. Mono Lake candidly captures the young artists as they explore the haunting landscape of one of the oldest and most distinctive lakes in North America. Heizer and Smithson are heard reading facts about the unique ecology, geology and natural phenomena of this alkaline lake; filmed against images of the beauty of the lake's natural environment. A "home movie" of the artists' 1968 road trip, and an intimate view of three seminal figures in the earth art movement as they interact with the Western landscapes that are so central to their work. Produced and edited by Nancy Holt; sound track readings, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 28 min. 1968.

[Smithson, Robert] Smithson and Serra: Beyond Modernism?

Robert Smithson and Richard Serra both believed that sculpture should have a dialog with its environment. This program explores the challenging dialectic of the site-specific sculpture of Smithson and Serra through examples of their work. In an interview, Serra discusses the aspects of time and context in relation to his art as well as the influence of Smithson. Originally produced in 2002 as a program in the BBC television series: Modern art, practices and debates. Dist.: Films Media Group. 25 min.

[Smithson, Robert] Spiral Jetty.

Robert Smithson documents the construction of the largest and probably most famous of his earthworks sculptures, Spiral jetty on the Great Salt Lake, Utah. He tells something of the meaning the work has for him and shows the finished version from several perspectives. 1970. 35 min.

[Smithson, Robert] Swamp

A film by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. This is an unedited exploration of a swamp, with unedited audible camera direction. It is as much an exploration of camera work as of the swamp environment. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. c1971. 6 min.

[Smyth, Ned] Ned Smyth: Scu[l]ptural Balance.

American artist Ned Smythe discusses his work with emphasis on site-specific art work overlooking New York City's harbor and the Statue of Liberty along with over 15 other locations throughout the U.S., creating a compilation of interesting and diverse site-specific work. 1987. 25 min.

[Soleri, Paoli] Soleri's Cities: Architecture for Planet Earth and Beyond.

A portrait of Paoli Soleri that explores the possible impact of the architect's revolutionary ideas. Soleri has designed and is attempting to build a prototype city of the future that goes beyond even the wildest imaginings of Frank Lloyd Wright. Will Soleri's cities be the future habitats for humanity, or will they remain as blueprints of a visionary 20th-century designer? 1993. 30 min.

[Solomon, Daniel] Cloth From Threads

A lecture by Daniel Solomon, co-founder of Congress for the New Urbanism and professor emeritus of U.C. Berkeley. The author of many articles and books, he is a pivotal force in the development of livable, urban communities. Lecture is accompanied by slides of recent and past projects. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on November 19, 2003. 81 min.

[Solomon, Dan] Round and Round the Block

This lecture is presented by Dan Solomon, principal of WRT in San Francisco, a collaborative practice of city and regional planners, urban designers, landscape architects and architects who create vibrant and sustainable places on many scales. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on April 15, 2009. 76 min.

[Sorkin, Michael] Michael Sorkin

A lecture by Michael Sorkin, one of the most talked-about and controversial architects working today. A critical and polemical (yet humorous) voice in contemporary culture, he is a highly respected and internationally known architect, writer and lecturer. Sorkin believes that every architect must reinvent architecture. Many of the visionary architectural proposals and projects by Michael Sorkin Studio exist on theoretical and experimental levels, with many of the proposals focusing on ingenious urban redevelopment schemes. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. 101 min.

[Soto de Moura, Eduardo] The New Modernists: Six European Architects.

Interviews with architects Jaques Herzog, Eduardo Soto de Moura, Hans Kollhoff, Kristian Gullichsen, Jean Nouvel, and Antonio Cruz. 1992. 59 min.

[Soto, Gary] Gary Soto (Lannan Literary Videos; 44)

Gary Soto, Chicano poet, essayist and children's book writer, was born and raised in Fresno, California. He ) has published ten poetry collections for adults and here reads from his "New and selected poems, " followed by an interview with writer and university professor Alejandro Morales. Reading took place on May 3, 1995 in Los Angeles. 60 min.

[Speer, Albert] Speer und Er: Hitlers Architekt und Rustungsminister.

This German television docudrama is a reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being Hitler's minister for war production. Teil 1: Germania, der Wahn, erzahlt den Aufstieg und Fall von Hitlers Lieblingsarchitekten, der zu seinem Kriegsorganisator wurde und als Spitzentechnokrat die Dauer des Krieges wesentlich verlangerte.--Teil 2: Nurnberg, der Prozess, lasst das gesamte Personal der Nurnberger Kriegsverbrecher-Prozesse in einem spannungsvollen Nebeneinander aus authentischen Filmprotokollen und Nachinszenierungen auftreten.--Teil 3: Spandau, die Strafe, konzentriert sich auf Speers zwanzig Jahre im Spandauer Gefangnis. Sebastian Koch, Tobias Moretti, Dagmar Manzel, Susanne Schafer. Includes an additional 90 min. documentary film entitled "Nachspiel: die Tauschung" that follows Speer's life after his imprisonment. Special features: Making of (89 min.); Interviews (28 min.); deleted scenes (32 min.) In German. 270 min.

[Spiller, Neil] Towards a Reflexive and Phataphysical Architecture

This lecture is presented by Neil Spiller, Professor of Architecture and Digital theory and director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual & Technological Architecture Research Group). This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on February 13, 2008. 75 min.

[Spina, Marcelo and Zellner, Peter] Material Sensations

Introduction: Raveevarn Choksombatchai. A joint lecture presented by Los Angeles based architects Peter Zellner and Marcelo Spina. Peter Zellner is the founding principal of Zellner/Design Planning Research, an environmental consulting office that aims to bring innovative thinking to building and urban designs. Marcelo Spina is the founder and principal of PATTERNS, a design research architectural practice. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on February 2, 2005. 96 min.

[Spina, Maxi] Reflective Formations

This lecture is presented by the Argentine architect Maxi Spina, the 2008 Maybeck Fellow. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on April 9, 2008. 55 min.

[Steely, Craig and Burnham, Douglas]

Local Practice.A speech by Douglas Burnham of Envelope A+D, a collaborative design group in Oakland and Craig Steely of Steely Architecture based in San Francisco. Introduction: Roddy Creedon. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on November 10, 2004. 123 min.

[Steichen, Edward] Edward J. Steichen

Recounts the life of the photographer Edward Steichen, the creator of the Family of Man exhibition, and his accomplishments as a leading portrait photographer and as a cultural force in presenting Picasso in his New York Gallery and reinventing modern fashion and war photography. 1995. 55 min.

[Steichen, Edward] This is Edward Steichen (Masters of Photography)

A biographical sketch of the octogenarian photographer, humanist, and scientist, Edward Steichen, who discusses his personal philosophy and reminisces about celebrated friends and photographic subjects. c1989. 30 min.

[Stern, Gerald] Poetry Reading on Cities and Other Matters.

Lecture with reference to architectural issues by renowned poet Gerald Stern who spent many years teaching at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshops. March 1, 2001. 67 min.

[Stieglitz, Alfred ] Alfred Stieglitz, Photographer.

With striking portraits of Stieglitz, his own images, and the works of other photographers he influenced, this film celebrates the achievements of this seminal figure in modern art and photography in America. Content is drawn from Stieglitz' own observations and reminiscences of people who know him well, including Ansel Adams, Mary Steichen Calderone, Harold Clurman, Aaron Copland, Arnold Newman and Isamu Noguchi. 1998? 30 min.

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