Architecture

Wright Never Saw Any Limits | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Frank Lloyd Wright

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Biographer Meryle Secrest talks about Frank Lloyd Wright.

Thomas Marvel - Conferenciante Humanista del año 2010

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Arquitecto y educador innato, Thomas Marvel, dedicó su quehacer vital a la conservación y rehabilitación del patrimonio edificado de la isla, el urbanismo, la docencia, la investigación, la escritura, y al estudio de la historia de nuestra arquitectura.

The Palace of the Governors: A Witness to History

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Built in 1610, New Mexico's Palace of the Governors is one our nation's most important landmarks. For centuries it has been the heartbeat of New Mexico and has rich stories to tell about our past and the history of the United States. New Mexico History Museum Director Frances Levine shares insights into the unique history of the Palace. Archaeologist Stephen Post takes us on a journey into the Palace's past through the massive archeological excavations that took place prior to the construction of the New Mexico History Museum.

Saarinen’s St. Louis Gateway Arch, Monument Design, and Westward Expansion

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Explore monument design and Westward Expansion in this video about the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Eero Saarinen’s famous arch sits on the Mississippi River and is considered the “gateway to the West.” Saarinen’s structure commemorates Thomas Jefferson and his efforts to open the West through the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Built in the 1960s, the Arch remains the tallest arch in the world. 

Picturing America - The Chrysler Building

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The competitive climate of 1920s Manhattan drove the creation of the Chrysler building, which ultimately surpassed even the Eiffel Tower in height. William Van Alen made it distinctive through inventively applied Art Deco design, using machine-age motifs such as hubcaps and radiator caps, and American eagle heads in place of traditional gargoyles.

Maya Lin on Frank Lloyd Wright | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Frank Lloyd Wright

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Architect and sculptor Maya Lin talks about how Frank Lloyd Wright's designs exert a sense of "control."

Maya Lin

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In this video segment from New York Voices, renowned architect Maya Lin talks about her work and identity as an American of Chinese descent. Lin has made valuable contributions to American architecture, one of the most popular and perhaps most controversial being the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Some protested her appointment as architect of the memorial because of her Asian heritage. Lin's parents immigrated to America from China to escape communism, but Maya Lin was born in Ohio. In this segment, Lin talks about a museum she is designing and how it will represent a timeline of the Chinese American experience. The museum aims to break down stereotypes of Chinese people and show their legacy of contributions as Americans.

Architecture & Trigonometry

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Students ask, "Why learn trigonometry?" This architecture career video uses graphic overlays on real architectural structures to engage students and explore the many ways that architects use trigonometry in their jobs.

Greening the Federal Government

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Observe efforts to elevate government architecture across the country through the hiring of the best architects "of the day".

Artistic Alchemy: Brandan Odums | The Art Assignment

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The Art Assignment continues its journey through New Orleans with Brandan "BMike" Odums, the mastermind behind "ExhibitBE," a collaborative street art exhibition that transformed an unoccupied apartment building and gave it new life. Now he's asking you to do something similar.

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