|Alvar Aalto's Journey to the Summer|
Alvar and Elissa Aalto built their summer place, the Experimental House, on the island of Muuratsalo in lake Päijänne in 1952-54. The film shows Aimo Renlund, a bricklayer, and Emil Poutiainen, a carpenter who helped to build and maintain the house, talking about a number of things related to the…
|American Architecture In Search Of A National Integrity|
American architecture has been, and continues to be, a combination of foreign influences with its own inventions and designs. This program looks at representative buildings of five prominent American architects : Thomas Jefferson, Henry Hobson Richardson, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
|Architects Herzog and DeMeuron: Alchemy of Building & Tate Modern (2001)|
The Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were jointly awarded the 2001 Pritzker Prize, their profession’s highest honour, for combining “the artistry of an age-old profession with the fresh approach of a new century’s technical capabilities”. Over the past twenty years they have been involved in finding inventive…
|Art Lives: Andreas Gursky|
Andreas Gursky is a German visual artist known for his enormous architecture and landscape colour photographs, often employing a high point of view. Often likened to paintings, his photographs reflect a fascination with the ways people live in the world and how their existence impacts their surroundings.…
|Art Lives: Bauhaus|
"Let us create the new building of the future together; it will combine architecture, sculpture, and painting in a single form."
Walter Gropius, The Bauhaus Manifesto
Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar was born in 1919. Bauhaus was an innovative art school designed out of the dreams of architect Walter Gropius. Gropius wanted…
|Artful Architecture: The Getty Center and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao|
Modern museums are nearly as artistic as the art that they house. In part one of this program, correspondent Jeffrey Kaye discusses the Getty Center's design with architect Richard Meier, architecture critic Leon Whiteson, and Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight. In addition, Kaye examines the Center's manuscript and…
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|Australian Story - Light Of Their Lives (Stu & Shirley Buchanan)|
On a lonely Australian headland, one of our oldest lighthouses has been dying for 18 years. The plight of the historic landmark on Bustard Head, named exactly 234 years ago on May 24 by Captain James Cook, would have been tragic if not for the crusade of passionate former lighthouse…
|Bauhaus Face Of The Twentieth Century|
This program looks at the Bauhaus, the school of architecture and design that was founded in Weimar, Germany during the 1920's. It talks about how the school came into being, its' difference from other art schools of the time, its' influence on the way art is taught today, and its'…
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In this episode of Dan Cruickshank's Adventure in Architecture, we visit buildings of Beauty from around the world:
- Igloo, Ittoqortoormiit, Greenland: Dan builds an igloo and learns about Inuit culture.
- Giant Buddha, Le Shan, China: Dan visits the biggest Buddha from the ancient world.
- Catherine Palace, Pushkin near…
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|Bird's Nest: Herzog & de Meuron in China|
China is changing fast. More building work went on in China last year than in the whole of Europe over the last few years. Internationally reputed architects are in demand.
The Basle-based star architects Herzog & de Meuron (Tate Modern in London, Allianz Arena football stadium in Munich, De Young…
|Birth of an Icon: Frank Gehry's Disney Hall|
The symphony of construction at Disney Hall is finally completed. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's long-awaited new home-a sculptural arrangement of billowing stainless steel-clad shapes-is the topic of this NewsHour program. Frank Gehry comments on how he designed the concert hall using 3-D computer modeling, while the Philharmonic's executive director…
|Borobudur: Beyond the Reach of Time|
Dating from a thousand years ago - four centuries before the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe - the Buddhist temple of Borobudur stands in Java, a 400 feet square terraced pyramid festooned with stone carvings and reliefs and featuring five hundred figures of Buddha. The carvings tell stories of…