Steven Holl : the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building.
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 31 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Originally produced by Checkerboard Film Foundation in 2008.
Generally acknowledged as one of the most artistically-minded architects practicing today, Steven Holl completed, in 2007, a museum considered the apex of his 33-year career: the Bloch Building for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Here, Holl designed a linear series of subterranean galleries from which luminous, sculptural shards of channel glass, which he calls "lenses," emerge from the earth along the eastern edge of the original, 1933 Beaux-Arts museum. In this enlightening visit, Holl takes us through the galleries where contemporary art is displayed beneath curving vaults admitting daylight, a tour which effectively demonstrates the convergence of space, time, and architecture.
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