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Daniel Libeskind: Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building

Muffie Dunn; Dunn, Muffie; Kanopy (Firm)
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Architect Daniel Libeskind first gained worldwide attention when his haunting, zigzag-shaped Jewish Museum opened in Berlin in 1999. After his dramatic urban design plan for Ground Zero was selected by city and state officials in 2002, Libeskind became a household name in America. Now, with his first work of architecture to be realized in the U.S. -- an addition to the Denver Art Museum -- the American public has a chance to examine his unconventional talents. In this filmed tour of the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, Libeskind explains his unusual, titanium-clad, shard-like building. The dazzling geometry of the exterior is reflected inside to provide spectacular spaces and arresting angles for viewing contemporary art. The sculptural building of fractured planes insouciantly claims its status as a major landmark in American museum architecture. Producer: Edgar B. Howard. Director: Muffie Dunn.
Director
Muffie Dunn
Release Date
2008
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Checkerboard Film Foundation in 2008.
Publisher no.
1100861 Kanopy
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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