Category: Vídeo

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Gaudí, 1852-1926

DVD video (47 min.) | Executive producer, Ricardo Rodriguez; cinematographer, David Arasa; editor, Gonzalo Rodriguez

Antonio Gaudí i Coronet was one of the most brilliant personalities living between the 19th and 20th centuries. A man with a great genius and spirit, a total artist, Gaudí has left the city of Barcelona with a wealth of creations such as Casa Vicens, Palau Güell, Casa

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Las sombras de Gaudí

Documental de investigación sobre los procesos creativos de Gaudí

El rastro de Gaudí en Barcelona se ha convertido en una atracción monumental para visitantes de cualquier parte del mundo, pero cuando el 26 de junio de 1926 murió un santón indigente atropellado por un tranvía pocos lamentaron la pérdida del genio Antoni Gaudí. Hasta la actualidad, poco se ha …

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Antonio Gaudí: An Unfinished Vision

'An Unfinished Vision' does provide lots of fascinating close-ups of Gaudí's buildings and hypos interest and understanding of them

In the 1960’s, Pennsylvania-born filmmaker, John Alaimo – current Gaudí-Club member – traveled to Barcelona and fell in love with the work of Antonio Gaudí. Although his Spanish was merely “acceptable” and he had only made 6 tele-films up to that point, he was so inspired by the zany …

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Antonio Gaudí

A film by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) designed some of the world’s most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made.

In Antonio Gaudí, their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara’s …

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Eames: o Arquiteto e a Pintora

A importância e a grandeza de dois designers norte-americanos

Charles e Ray Eames são o casal de designers mais importante e influente das artes americanas. Não só eram pessoas fascinantes como construíram uma obra inovadora, moderna, marcando o momento chave do design de produção. A obra de ambos perdura nas nossas vidas. Este documentário de Jason Cohn e Bill

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Oficina para a paz; a construção da sede da ONU

Para o 60.º aniversário das Nações Unidas, a história de como onze arquitetos de renome mundial se uniram para projetar a sede da ONU em 1945

Este documentário de 54 minutos (A Workshop for Peace), produzido pela ONU/Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. mostra os bastidores do processo de concepção do projeto de arquitetura da sede da ONU em NY, que reuniu alguns dos principais arquitetos do mundo na época. A equipa era formada …

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Esboços de Frank Gehry

Um documentário de Sidney Pollack sobre Frank Gehry, arquiteto premiado com o Pritzker Prize

Frank Gehry adora fazer esboços: é o início do seu processo de trabalho. E foi este amor pelos esboços que deu a Pollack as primeiras pistas para o seu documentário. A partir dos esboços originais de Gehry para cada um dos seus projetos mais importantes, o filme explora o modo …

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Tadao Ando: do vazio ao infinito

Documentário de Mathias Frick presta homenagem a um dos arquitetos mais famosos do mundo e mestre do minimalismo japonês

“Tadao Ando: do vazio ao infinito” – o documentário de Mathias Frick, realizado em 2013, presta homenagem a um dos arquitetos mais famosos do mundo: o mestre do minimalismo japonês Tadao Ando. O filme apresenta aos espectadores os seus edifícios famosos e oferece um olhar exclusivo do seu …

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Zaha Hadid, Uma Arquiteta Especial

Documentário sobre Zaha Hadid, uma das arquitetas mais famosas do mundo, primeira mulher a receber o Prémio Pritzker de Arquitetura

Uma das arquitetas mais famosas do mundo, Zaha Hadid foi a primeira mulher a receber o Prémio Pritzker de Arquitetura, em 2004, atribuído pelo conjunto da sua obra. Desde então protagonizou muitos projetos surpreendentes: museus, torres, pontes, óperas, estádios.

O Centro Heydar Aliyey de Baku no Azerbaijão, “Design do Ano” …

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A Vida é um Sopro – Oscar Niemeyer

Um documentário sobre o maior ícone da arquitetura moderna brasileira: Oscar Neimeyer

“A Vida é um Sopro – Oscar Niemeyer” é um documentário que, sem pretender ser inovador ou genial como o personagem que lhe serve de tema, procura pautar na clareza das suas linhas e na poesia das suas formas, para (re)construir a história do maior ícone da Arquitetura Moderna Brasileira. …

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Jujol e Gaudí: Dois Génios da Arquitetura

Uma viagem ao mundo de Josep Maria Jujol e Antoni Gaudí, dois dos expoentes máximos da arquitetura modernista

Milhares de turistas de todo o mundo visitam Barcelona para admirar o trabalho do grande arquiteto Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). O que não sabem é que muitas das fotografias que registam são de obras de Josep Maria Jujol (1879-1945), um arquiteto esquecido e outro grande génio do Modernismo catalão. Jujol …

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That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright In Los Angeles

This documentary explores the intricacies of his personal life in some detail and focuses on the departure of FLW’s prairie styled homes to adopting Mayan architectural influences for his Los Angeles projects

During his time spent in Southern California in the late 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for an authentic L. A. architecture that was suitable to the city’s culture and landscape. Writer/Director Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, explores the houses …

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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America

Documentary in which architect Jonathan Adams travels America exploring the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, possibly America's greatest ever architect

Frank Lloyd Wright is probably America’s greatest ever architect. But few people know about the Welsh roots that shaped his life and world-famous buildings. Now, leading Welsh architect Jonathan Adams sets off across America to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces for himself. Along the way, he uncovers the tempestuous life …

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Frank Lloyd Wright

This documentary explores the life of one of America's greatest architects

This two-part documentary explores the life of one of America’s greatest architects — hated by some, worshipped by others and ignored by many. Using archival photographs, live cinematography, interviews, newsreel footage and home movies, the film tells the story of Wright‘s turbulent life and his extraordinary professional career.

It …

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O Século de Le Corbusier

A vida e obra de um dos mais famosos arquitetos do século XX

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) foi provavelmente o mais famoso arquiteto do século XX. Considerado como um dos pais da Arquitetura Moderna revolucionou o conceito de habitação e da vida em sociedade.
Ao longo de 50 anos de carreira projetou algumas das estruturas mais emblemáticas do mundo. Desde moradias de luxo a …

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Edison: The Father of Invention

Explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America’s most famous inventor

By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world. The holder of more patents than any other inventor in history, Edison had amassed a fortune and achieved glory as the genius behind such revolutionary inventions as sound recording, motion pictures, …

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Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world. Whether it is uncovering new materials or finding fresh uses for those man has known about for centuries, each breakthrough offers a tantalising …

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Horizon: Strange Signals from Outer Space!

Horizon investigates unusual space signals including the Lorimer Burst, and has exclusive access to researchers at the Green Bank Telescope searching for signals from Tabby's Star

For decades some have suspected that there might be others out there, intelligent beings capable of communicating with us, even visiting our world. It might sound like science fiction, but today scientists from across the globe are scouring the universe for signals from extraterrestrials.

In 2006, husband and wife team …

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Horizon: Man In Space

A 1965 documentary explaining some of the basics of how astronauts live in space with contributions from Frank Borman and Walter Cunningham

First transmitted in 1966, Horizon reports from the spacecraft centre in Houston, Texas, about the experiences of the astronaut; how he reacts to being in space and the stresses of launching and re-entry.

Man in Space concentrates on the results of the Gemini 7 flight and its implications for long …

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The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide

Documentary which brings together coverage from three decades of BBC programmes to present a biography of the space shuttle, from triumph to tragedy, and considers its legacy

In 2011, after more than 30 years of service, America’s space shuttle took to the skies for the last time. Its story has been characterised by incredible triumphs, but blighted by devastating tragedies – and the BBC and Horizon have chronicled every step of its career. This unique and poignant …

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Horizon: Seeing Stars

Horizon follows the astronomers pushing the limits of science and engineering with a new generation of supertelescopes in the hunt for mysterious objects in the universe

Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life.

They have created a dazzling new set of supertelescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.

This film follows the men …

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Horizon: Secrets of the Star Disc

"It’s the find of a lifetime. Indeed, the find of several lifetimes." - Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green, University of Wales

This is the extraordinary story of how a small metal disc is rewriting the epic saga of how civilisation first came to Europe, 3600 years ago.

When grave robbers ransacked a Bronze Age tomb in Germany, they had no idea that they had unearthed the find of a lifetime. But …

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Horizon: Secrets of the Solar System

A look at how new planets being discovered are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system

New planets are now being discovered outside our solar system on a regular basis, and these strange new worlds are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system. Far from a simple story of stable orbits, the creation of our solar system is a tale of hellfire, …

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Horizon: Science Under Attack

Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse examines why science appears to be under attack, and why public trust in key scientific theories has been eroded

Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse examines why science appears to be under attack, and why public trust in key scientific theories has been eroded – from the theory that man-made climate change is warming our planet, to the safety of GM food, or that HIV causes AIDS.…

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Horizon: Now The Chips Are Down

First transmitted in 1978, Horizon examines the rise of the microprocessor and asks if automation presents a problem for the future of British industry.

First transmitted in 1978, Horizon examines the rise of the microprocessor and asks if automation presents a problem for the future of British industry.

The programme was followed by a live studio discussion, included here, featuring Mick McLeanScience Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Robert Clayton