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American Masters (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)
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A look at the life and work of the renown architect. (90 mins.)
 
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Urbanized (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. (85 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Antonio Gaudí (1984 Documentary)
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Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926)... (72 mins.)
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright (1998 Documentary)
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect. (146 mins.)
 
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Visual Acoustics (2008 Documentary)
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Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer... (83 mins.)
Director: Eric Bricker
 
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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010 Documentary)
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The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. (78 mins.)
 
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Oscar Niemeyer - A Vida É Um Sopro (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life, works and philosophy of a genius and a human being of unique "largesse d'esprit". (90 mins.)
Director: Fabiano Maciel
 
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First Person Singular: I.M. Pei (1997 Documentary)
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90-minute special on the architect. Filmed throughout the world over a two-year period. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Rosen
Stars: I.M. Pei
 
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Bird's Nest - Herzog & De Meuron in China (2008 Documentary)
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Superstar architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron must negotiate between two cultures, two architectural traditions... (88 mins.)
 
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Unfinished Spaces (2011 Documentary)
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Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece. (86 mins.)
 
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Great Expectations (2007 Documentary)
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This film takes the viewer on a journey through possible and impossible architecture projects - from the beginning of the 20th century to today... (52 mins.)
 
12.
Loos Ornamental (2008 Documentary)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Heinz Emigholz
 
13.
Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2008 Documentary)
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Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas... (98 mins.)
 
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Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe (2004 Documentary)
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REGULAR OR SUPER is a fascinating and informative introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)... (52 mins.)
 
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Schindlers Häuser (2007 Documentary)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Heinz Emigholz
 
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Kochuu (2003 Documentary)
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KOCHUU is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition... (52 mins.)
 
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Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio (2010 Documentary)
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In rural Alabama, architecture students cross the threshold of poverty to build communities, not just structures, and leave snakebit to make a better world. (57 mins.)
 
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American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates. (90 mins.)
 
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The World of Buckminster Fuller (1974 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
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Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect (1997 Documentary)
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Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City (2010 Documentary)
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Few individuals have had more impact on the American city than architect and planner Daniel Hudson Burnham... (56 mins.)
Director: Judith McBrien
 
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Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture (2010 Documentary)
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Documentary about the revolutionary and brilliant Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924); his rapid rise to fame, tragic decline, and the ultimate triumph of his creative spirit. (97 mins.)
 
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Peter Eisenman: Making Architecture Move (1995 Documentary)
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(56 mins.)
 
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Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011 Documentary)
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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers... (85 mins.)
 
26.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies. (169 mins.)
Director: Thom Andersen
Stars: Encke King
 
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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011 Documentary)
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Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has... (79 mins.)
Director: Chad Freidrichs
 
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REM: Rem Koolhaas Documentary (2016 Documentary)
(75 mins.)
Director: Tomas Koolhaas
 
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Architecture School (2008 TV Series)
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This six-part documentary series from creators Michael Selditch and Stan Bertheaud follows a group of...
 
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Architectures (2001 TV Series)
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23 episode documentary, each focusing on one distinguished building and its architect, from the 19th and 20th centuries. (28 mins.)
 
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Adventures in Architecture (2008 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)