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Great expectations : a journey through the history of visionary architecture

Author: Jesper WachtmeisterJonas KellagherSimon ChilversSolaris Filmproduktion.Eight Millilitres (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Partial animation, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jesper Wachtmeister; Jonas Kellagher; Simon Chilvers; Solaris Filmproduktion.; Eight Millilitres (Firm); Sveriges television.; Silverbullit (Musical group); First Run/Icarus Films.; Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 860805109
Language Note: Narration in English. Some interviews in French, German or Portuguese with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a television program on April 13, 2007.
Credits: Cinematographer, Simon Pramsten ; animations, MÍans Swanberg, Pistachios ; music, Silverbullit.
Performer(s): Narrator: Simon Chilvers.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min.)) : sound, color and black and white.
Other Titles: Journey through the history of visionary architecture
Responsibility: a First Run/Icarus Films release ; director and editor, Jesper Wachtmeister ; producer, Jonas Kellagher ; a film by Solaris Filmproduktion and Eight Millilitres AB ; co-production with SVT [and others].
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Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler.

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