Architects at work

City planning that puts people before cars, sculptural museums that are as artistic as the masterpieces they contain, commercial spaces that redefine retail - these are some of the paradigm-shaking ideas of today's architects at work. This compilation of recent NewsHour segments introduces view...

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Corporate Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Infobase., MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
Format: Video Video
Language:English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2008], c2006.
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Online Access:Available via Films On Demand
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Summary:City planning that puts people before cars, sculptural museums that are as artistic as the masterpieces they contain, commercial spaces that redefine retail - these are some of the paradigm-shaking ideas of today's architects at work. This compilation of recent NewsHour segments introduces viewers to Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Vincent Scully, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, visionaries in the world of architecture. Episodes include... * Frank Gehry on the Guggenheim Bilbao: Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with architect Frank Gehry about the process of designing and building the Guggenheim Bilbao. Segment also sold as a part of Pritzker Prize-Winning Architects. * Vincent Scully and the New Urbanism: Ray Suarez and architectural historian Vincent Scully discuss the rethinking of urban form through city planning that de-emphasizes cars and focuses on community. Segment also sold individually. * Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and the New Urbanism: Ray Suarez interviews Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, coauthor of Suburban Nation, on the New Urbanism as exemplified by the Kentlands, a housing development in Gaithersburg, Maryland. * Rem Koolhaas and the Architecture of Shopping: Using the Prada store in Manhattan's SoHo district as a springboard, Ray Suarez talks with architect Rem Koolhaas about a new approach to designing commercial space. * Daniel Libeskind on the Denver Art Museum: Jeffrey Brown and Daniel Libeskind discuss the Denver Art Museum and the Rocky Mountains, from which the architect drew his inspiration.
Item Description:Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on Jan. 23, 2008.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description:1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format:Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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