10 Buildings That Changed America

10 Buildings That Changed America

DVD - 2013
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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. 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.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : PBS Distribution, c2013.
ISBN: 9781608839032
Branch Call Number: 720.973
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 07, 2016

1) Virginia State Capitol / Thomas Jefferson (1788) Richmond, Virginia
2) Trinity Church / H.H. Richardson (1877) Boston, Massachusetts
3) Wainwright Building / Louis Sullivan (1891) St. Louis, Missouri
4) Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright (1910) Chicago, Illinois
5) Highland Park Ford Plant / Albert Kahn (1910) Highland Park, Michigan
6) Southdale Center / Victor Gruen (1956) Edina, Minnesota
7) Seagram Building / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1958) New York, New York
8) Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen (1963) Chantilly, Virginia
9) Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi (1964) Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
10) Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry (2003) Los Angeles, California

Jan 04, 2016

I agree w 1aa, this 1 hour trip around the USA to see innovative buildings went by in a pleasurable flash.

Dec 30, 2015

Interesting enough, if you already like the topic. Likely quite the snooze if you don't.

Dec 17, 2015

Rapid and upbeat... only about six or seven minutes on each; includes some anecdotes (like Robie House was only lived in for a year by Mr. Robie); quickly mentions the design innovation, and then moves on to the next building.


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