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Learning from light : the vision of I.M. Pei

Author: Bo LandinSterling Van WagenenMarianne LandinMark Van WagonerI M PeiAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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World-renowned architect I. M. Pei was already in his 90s when he took on designing the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. This documentary, from award-winning filmmaker, Bo Landin, visits Alhambra and Cordoba in Spain, and Cairo to search for references to understand the essence of Pei's architecture that will find its historical place in an Islamic world stretching from Cordoba to Samarkand.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Parthenon Entertainment (Firm), 2009.
Named Person: I M Pei
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bo Landin; Sterling Van Wagenen; Marianne Landin; Mark Van Wagoner; I M Pei; Qatar Museums Authority.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 863065095
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 08, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Credits: Director of photography, Jens Jansson ; edited by Mike Fox.
Performer(s): Narrator, Mark van Wagoner ; featuring I.M. Pei.
Event notes: Originally produced in 2009.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (57 min.)) : sd., col.
Contents: Islamic Architecture's Desert Origins (2:49) --
Doha Museum of Islamic Art (3:57) --
Studying Islamic Architecture (2:08) --
Islamic Architecture and the Sun (1:38) --
Moorish Architecture in Spain (3:14) --
Mosque of Ibn Tulun (3:06) --
Geometry in Architecture (3:03) --
Choosing the Doha Museum Site (2:58) --
Constructing the Doha Museum (1:49) --
Realizing an Architectural Vision (2:10) --
Encountering Construction Challenges (3:51) --
Doha Museum Design Team (2:00) --
Engineering the Doha Museum (3:33) --
Incorporating Islamic Design Elements (2:59) --
Islamic Art Museum Interior (1:51) --
Islamic Art Museum Lighting (2:14) --
Finishing Touches of the Museum (2:23) --
Public Impressions of the Museum (2:08) --
Doha Islamic Art Collection (3:17) --
Completing the Doha Museum (3:28) --
Reflecting on an Architectural Career (1:26) --
Credits: Learning from the Light (0:40)
Other Titles: Learning from the light
Responsibility: directed by Bo Landin and Sterling van Wagenen ; written by Bo Landin ; produced by Bo Landin, Sterling van Wagenen, Marianne Landin ; Qatar Museums Authority.

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World-renowned architect I. M. Pei was already in his 90s when he took on designing the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. This documentary, from award-winning filmmaker, Bo Landin, visits Alhambra and Cordoba in Spain, and Cairo to search for references to understand the essence of Pei's architecture that will find its historical place in an Islamic world stretching from Cordoba to Samarkand.

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