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Tall : the American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

Autore: Manfred Kirchheimer; Dylan Baker; Streetwise Films.; Cinema Guild.
Editore: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, [2004]
Edizione/Formato:   Video DVD : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Louis H Sullivan; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Louis H Sullivan
Tipo materiale: Videorecording
Tipo documento Materiale visivo
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Manfred Kirchheimer; Dylan Baker; Streetwise Films.; Cinema Guild.
Numero OCLC: 62714828
Note: Originally released as a documentary film in 2004.
Riconoscimenti: Narrator, Dylan Baker ; b & w sequences, Walter Hess, Manfred Kirchheimer ; editor & sound, Manfred Kirchheimer.
Descrizione: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Dettagli: DVD-R.
Altri titoli: American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan
Responsabilità: a film by Manfred Kirchheimer ; produced, directed, written by Manfred Kirchheimer ; a Streetwise Film.

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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.

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Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

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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...
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