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John Portman : a life of building.

Loeterman, Ben. (Screenwriter, Director). Wiessen, Laura. (Producer). Portman, John, 1924-2017 (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ben Loeterman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Interviewees: John Portman, Andrew Young, Paul Goldberger, Mack Scogin, Michael Hays, Mickey Steinberg, A.J. Robinson, Jacque Robertson, Robert Craig.
Summary, etc.:
From PBS: JOHN PORTMAN: A LIFE OF BUILDING examines the work and legacy of one of the world's most daring and influential architects. Over the last 45 years, John Portman's iconic urban structures and eye-popping interiors steadily rose in 60 cities across four continents, helping redefine cityscapes in the United States and skylines in Asia. Once considered a maverick because he eschewed long-accepted industry standards, critics and leading architecture schools now fully embrace Portman's design approach, which emphasizes function, purpose and sensory experience. JOHN PORTMAN: A LIFE OF BUILDING showcases Portman's buildings using dramatic time-lapse footage. The film also features interviews with Portman, architecture critic Paul Goldberg (The New Yorker), Harvard professors Mack Scogin and Michael Hays, business associates Mickey Steinberg and A.J. Robinson, architect Jacque Robertson, art critic Robert Craig and Portman's children.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Architects > United States.
Architecture, Modern > 20th century.

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