A list of must watch design films
Today’s post is inspired an interesting list of ‘must watch’ documentaries collated by the editorial team at Architectural Digest.com. If you’re into architecture, urban planning or just plain love design then this is probably a good list to bookmark.
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2011) – “a frank portrayal of the pair’s professional and personal relationship, at times riddled with tension, and their tremendous contribution not only to furniture design but also film, photography, art, branding, and graphics.” ~AD.com
Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005) – a look at the mastermind behind the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, two of the world’s most recognizable buildings.
Unfinished Spaces (2011) – A revealing portrayal of architecture in post-revolution Cuba. Read more about the film here & 2012 screenings.
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2010) – “an unsentimental look at the Pritzker Prize winner’s career, narrated by Deyan Sudjic, director of London’s Design Museum.”
Objectified (2009) – A must-see for anyone interested in the often invisible hand of design in our daily lives.” Check out the film’s website here >> Objectifiedfilm.com
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History (2011) – a documentary film about the ways in which the American city changed in the 20th Century; through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. Read more about the film here
My Architect: A Son’s Journey (2003) – the illegitimate son of legendary architect Louis I. Kahn embarks on a 5yr exploratory journey to learn about his father and his inspirations.
Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe (2005) – “…a terrific primer on his career, from his work in Germany (including a stint as director of the Bauhaus) to his stately masterpiece, the Seagram Building, to his final great work, Berlin’s NeueNationalgalerie.” ~ AD.com
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (2008) – a documentary film by Eric Bicker on the career of celebrated architectural photographer Julius Shulman who died aged 95, a year after the film premiered.
Check out Architectural Digest for the entire list & detailed film bios. What other documentaries would you add to the list?