10 Buildings that Changed America DVD

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10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this film examines the most prominent buildings designed by ... More
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10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society.

From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this film examines the most prominent buildings designed by the most noteworthy architects of our time.

We see the legacy of these architects all around us: in the homes where we live, the offices in which we work, our public buildings, and our houses of worship. These 10 Buildings represent architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape.

10 Buildings include…
Virginia State Capitol (Richmond, VA)
Trinity Church (Boston, MA)
Wainwright Building (St. Louis, MO)
Robie House (Chicago, IL)
Highland Park Ford Plant (Highland Park, MI)
Southdale Center (Edina, MN)
Seagram Building, (New York, NY)
Dulles International Airport (Chantilly, VA)
Vanna Venturi House (Philadelphia, PA)
Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA)

Special Bonus Features include…
Videos on each building and a curriculum guide (PDF).

Production Year: 2013
Director: Geoffrey Baer
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

3 Reviews
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Sullivan F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
10/20/21
Informative and entertaining
Review by Sullivan F. on 10/20/21 review stating Informative and entertaining
Each segment contains very useful information about the time period, historical context, and the architect. Although each segment is brief, it achieves remarkable depth. I will use it in teaching a college class on architectural history. At the same time, the visuals and commentary are so interesting that the program flew by. I wish it were a whole series instead of just one program.
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The B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Informative
Review by The B. on 07/17/20 review stating Informative
Saw the show on PBS and enjoyed it so much that I decided to order the DVD and the book.
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Mr. M.
Anonymous User
2.0 star rating
07/17/20
Rich Topic, treated in a shallow manner
Review by Mr. M. on 07/17/20 review stating Rich Topic, treated in a shallow manner
I was hoping to use this DVD to augment my lectures on modern architecture, but doubt that it will be shown in the classroom. It is a sad example of the dumbing down of our culture. How could so little be said about such a rich survey of works?


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