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Tadao Ando
Tadao Ando, a self-taught architect, proposes an international architecture that he believes can only be conceived by someone Japanese. His architecture mixes Piranesian drama with contemplative spaces in urban complexes, residences and chapels. This film presents the formative years of…
Nakagin Capsule Tower - Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
Metabolism is the first Japanese architecture movement after the World War II, manifested in 1960 by Noboru Kawazoe, architecture critic, and the five architects, Kiyoshi Awazu, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa, Fumihiko Maki, and Masato Otaka. They envisioned a new direction…
Japan - Three Generations of Avant-Garde Architects
Japan's establishment as an economic superpower led to a Golden Age of Japanese architecture. Six innovators stand out particularly, fusing Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology.
Arata Isozaki: Early Work in Japan
Arata Isozaki is one of the most innovative and influential architects working today. In this video, released in 1985, he visits his most significant early buildings in Japan from the period 1960-1983. The extraordinary series of architectural breakthroughs made during…
Kisho Kurokawa - From Metabolism to Symbiosis
A portrait of the internationally acclaimed Japanese architect who employs Buddhist ideas in a symbiosis of oriental forms and western modernism to achieve an intercultural architecture. This documentary follows him to his major accomplishments in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nara, Osaka, Berlin,…
Project 798: New Art in New China
Among the most comprehensive and original movies about the Chinese Contemporary Art scene. Shot on location in '798' - Beijing's unique Art District where it all took shape. ' Project 798 - New Art In New China ' explores Chinese…
Lempad of Bali
A re-release of an acclaimed documentary classic by John Darling - A film about the life and death of the 116-year-old Balinese Master-Artist. In April 1978, in a village situated in the fertile central hills of Bali, the island's greatest…