skip to content
Tall : the American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Tall : the American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

Author: Manfred Kirchheimer; Dylan Baker; Streetwise Films.; Cinema Guild.
Publisher: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Tall traces the experiments of the early skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect who pioneered a new skyscraper form. Fierce rivals, led by Daniel Burnham, builder of the Flatiron Building, competed with him for favor, money, and power. The progressive designs of the 1880s and 90s once again reverted to historical styles, culminating in the 'Cathedral of Commerce', the gothic  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Louis H Sullivan; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Louis H Sullivan
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Manfred Kirchheimer; Dylan Baker; Streetwise Films.; Cinema Guild.
OCLC Number: 62714828
Notes: Originally released as a documentary film in 2004.
Credits: Narrator, Dylan Baker ; b&w sequences, Walter Hess, Manfred Kirchheimer ; editor & sound, Manfred Kirchheimer.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Other Titles: American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan
Responsibility: a film by Manfred Kirchheimer ; produced, directed, written by Manfred Kirchheimer ; a Streetwise Film.

Abstract:

Tall traces the experiments of the early skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect who pioneered a new skyscraper form. Fierce rivals, led by Daniel Burnham, builder of the Flatiron Building, competed with him for favor, money, and power. The progressive designs of the 1880s and 90s once again reverted to historical styles, culminating in the 'Cathedral of Commerce', the gothic Woolworth Tower of 1912. Tall pits the struggle for artistic integrity against the demands of fashion and the client's bottom line.

Reviews


Educational Media Reviews Online (1)

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

(EMRO user published 2004-12-20 ) Very Good Permalink
Say “skyscraper” and you’re inclined to think of a trim, sleek structure with a revolving door, designed to house urban commercial endeavors.

Looking beyond those endless windows, however, you’re also bound to see gargoyles, terra cotta decorations, and other artistic elements adorning...
Read more...  Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62714828>
library:oclcnum"62714828"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typebgn:DVD
rdf:typeschema:Movie
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:alternateName"American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan"
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:datePublished"2004"
schema:description"Tall traces the experiments of the early skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect who pioneered a new skyscraper form. Fierce rivals, led by Daniel Burnham, builder of the Flatiron Building, competed with him for favor, money, and power. The progressive designs of the 1880s and 90s once again reverted to historical styles, culminating in the 'Cathedral of Commerce', the gothic Woolworth Tower of 1912. Tall pits the struggle for artistic integrity against the demands of fashion and the client's bottom line."
schema:director
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/57188009>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Tall the American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan"
schema:producer
schema:publication
schema:publisher
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.