Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy, introduced by Christopher Hume

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Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Tue, Sep 8 12:00 PM
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Film Info
Runtime:58 min
Country Listing:USA
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Display Category:Free for Members
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michael Blackwood
VR Director(s):TRUE


Frank Gehry changed the course of architecture with glowing buildings that capture movement, energy, light, and above everything—joy. Focusing on key creations in the 1990s and beyond, including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, this newly-unearthed portrait explores how the worlds of art, sculpture and painting influenced the American architect’s sweeping signature style. Find out how, with the help of computer programs, he created a new design language that defied conventions, holding on to the goal that architecture should never be too precious, it should always inspire emotion.

 Open captions are available on this screening.

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Christopher Hume, longtime Architecture Critic for The Toronto Star and regular lecturer with our Curious Minds Speaker Series.

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