Sunday, July 10, 2011
video topic: Architecture, architect
entry type: Documentary, Documentary film
video title: Rem Koolhaas,A Kind of an Architect
architect featured: Rem Koolhaas
director: Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch
run time: 97 mins
release date: 2008
description and preview:
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Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto, and the Guggenheim Heritage Museum in Las Vegas are working examples of the Dutchman's visionary theories about architecture and urban society.
Koolhaas' work is as much about ideas as it is about constructing buildings; he is equally celebrated as a writer and social commentator, his 1978 publication Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan is heralded as seminal text on modern society. For Koolhaas what is essential is not to create individual masterpieces, but to provoke and excite through the wide range of his activities.
REM KOOLHAAS - A KIND OF ARCHITECT is an engaging portrait of a visionary man, which takes us to the heart of his ideas. The filmmakers have made a visually inventive thought provoking portrait of the architect, prompting Rem Koolhaas to state "it's the only film about me that I have liked."
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