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Sir John Soane : an English architect, an American legacy

Author: Edgar B HowardMurray GrigorHenry Nichols CobbMichael GravesPhilip JohnsonAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Checkerboard Foundation, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"All great art engages in a dialogue with the past. Architecture is no exception, as this film shows in its examination of the legacy of Sir John Soane (1753-1837), an English architect of rare genius whose influence on a generation of America's foremost architects is profound...This film investigates both the influence of antiquity on Soane, following in his Grand Tour footsteps through Rome and Sicily, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Feature films
Educational films
Biographical films
History
Named Person: John Soane; John Soane
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar B Howard; Murray Grigor; Henry Nichols Cobb; Michael Graves; Philip Johnson; Richard Meier; Robert A M Stern; Denise Scott Brown; Robert Venturi; Charles Jencks; Christopher Woodward; Gillian Darley; Checkerboard Foundation.
OCLC Number: 64445456
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Originally produced in 2005.
Credits: Editor, Tom Piper ; director of photography, David W. Leitner.
Performer(s): Features interviews and commentary by architects Henry Cobb, Michael Graves, Philip Jackson, Richard Meier, Robert Stern, Denise Scott Brown, and Robert Venturi ; and architectural historians Gillian Darley, Charles Jencks, and Christopher Woodward.
Description: 1 videodisc (66 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R ; NTSC.
Other Titles: English architect, an American legacy
Responsibility: Checkerboard Film Foundation ; produced by Edgar B. Howard ; co-produced by Muffie Dunn, William Palin ; directed by Murray Grigor.

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"All great art engages in a dialogue with the past. Architecture is no exception, as this film shows in its examination of the legacy of Sir John Soane (1753-1837), an English architect of rare genius whose influence on a generation of America's foremost architects is profound...This film investigates both the influence of antiquity on Soane, following in his Grand Tour footsteps through Rome and Sicily, as well as the ways his stripped-down classical style helped guide the American architects out of the strictures of Modernism." -- Container.

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Although the event reportedly attracted little attention at the time, demolition of the Bank of England building in the City of London in the 1920s is now considered by some historians to represent the single greatest architectural loss of the 20th century. But in its absence, ironically, Sir John Soane's...
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