10 Buildings That Changed America

10 Buildings That Changed America

Streaming Video - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781608839032
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 60 min.)) : sd., col

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jimg2000
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

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Raun
Jan 04, 2016

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

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VRMurphy
Dec 30, 2015

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

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1aa
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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