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Landmarks of Hope: New Architecture for Urban America

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Discussion of urban renewal and how well designed buildings can improve urban life. Some examples of prize-winning housing projects and public buildings are shown.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Spent Light: Louis Kahn & the Salk Institute

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Depicts the inspiration and planning of Louis Kahn in the design and building of the Salk Institute.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Rick Joy: Interludes

Rick Joy, an architect based in Tucson, Arizona, owes his reputation to his innovative residential designs, which respond gracefully to their desert environment. Joy exploits natural and passive energy-saving techniques and unusual materials, such as rammed earth and rusting steel, to create striking architectural solutions for living in a hot, dry climate. In this film, Joy takes viewers through the Desert Nomad House, built in 2005, which is composed of three rusted steel cubes gently set within a dense growth of saguaro cacti. Its steel exterior walls are thin to avoid attracting too much heat, yet designed to allow natural convection to flow between the outer skin and maple-paneled interior walls. The film also features several current projects, as well as the Ventana Canyon Resi [...]
Online
2014; 2009
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Peter Eisenman: Making Architecture Move

Filmed in the U.S. and Germany, "Making architecture move" provides an intimate look into the work of this controversial architect. Eisenman takes the viewer through several of his buildings including the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, and explains upcoming projects such as the Rebstockpark community in Frankfurt and the Max Reinhardt monument in Berlin.
Online
2014; 2005
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Gulf Coast

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A lecture by Brian Andrews on the building industry and cultural geography and reviewing some of his designs.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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A Simple Ethos

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A lecture by Dell Upton on the ethical nature of architecture in the new urbanism and the themes of community in architecture.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Mark Robbins

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A lecture by Mark Robbins on architecture and design in the public realm.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Olle Lundberg

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Lecture delivered by Olle Lundberg which discusses combining design and craft in architectural projects.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Architecture and the City: Friends or Foes?

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A symposium presenting the views of 12 professionals involved in architecture and city planning.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 3 the Street

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This video describes the history of American transportation systems from rivers to railways and from simple roads to high-speed interstate highways. Kostof strolls along such thoroughly American streets such as: "Main Street," "Millionaire's Row," and "Elm Street."
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 2 the Workplace

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This video focuses on farms, mills, factories, warehouses and office buildings, tracing the change that has taken place in these workplaces over the last three hundred years. Kostof visits the workplace creations of architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Kahn and Louis Sullivan.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 1 the House

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This video explores the evolution of the single-family detached dwelling as a symbol of the American dream. Kostof examines how philosophy, politics, technology and economics influence the American house and determine its shape, its history and its meaning.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 5 the Shape of the Land

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This video illustrates how farming and strip mining, bridges and irrigation projects--and, of course, our settlement patterns--have left their imprints on the shape of the American land mass.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 4 Public Places and Monuments

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This video takes the viewer to the sites that are our common ground--the parks, monuments, civic centers, libraries and numerous other spaces and structures that bear witness to those values we hold as a people.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Empire State Building [electronic resource]

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An historical documentary about the Empire State Building, also known as the "Cathedral of Dreams" during its construction during the Depression.
Online
1993
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10 Buildings That Changed America [electronic resource]

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. A state capitol that Thomas Jefferson designed to resemble a Roman temple, the home of Henry Ford's first assembly line, the first indoor regional shopping mall, an airport with a swooping concrete roof that seems to float on air - these are among the buildings surveyed in this cross-country journey to 10 influential works of American architecture. Meet the daring architects who imagined them and learn the shocking, funny and even sad stories of how they came to be. They changed the way we live, work, worship, learn, shop and play.,Geoffrey Baer hosts.; This film tells the stories of ten influential w [...]
Online
2014; 2013
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Empire State Building

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An historical documentary about the Empire State Building, also known as the "Cathedral of Dreams" during its construction during the Depression.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Tau Sigma Delta Award Lecture: Vincent Scully

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A speech given by Vincent Scully on the occasion of his receipt of the 1996 Gold Medalist award. He lectures on American architecture and urbanism and the revival of community in the past three decades.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)