Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe

Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe


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Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe

This biographical documentary examines the life and many professional accomplishments of German-born architect Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). Permanently associated with one overarching stylistic tenet - the concept that "less is more" - van der Rohe left an indelible impression on several metropolitan areas; his best-known creations include Manhattan's Seagram Building, Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, and Chicago's towering apartment houses on Lakeshore Drive. The program begins with an unusual illustration of the less-is-more philosophy - the creation of a simple Montreal gas station in 1967, late in van der Rohe's career - and from there, expands into a panoramic view of his life - from his instruction at Bauhaus in the '30s, through his departure to America, to his death in 1969 - and all of the astonishing creations in-between. Throughout, iconic architects turn up to comment on van der Rohe's work, including Elizabeth Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Phyllis Lambert.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2008
UPC: 0854565001008
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Icarus Films
Time: 0:57:00

Special Features

14 extra scenes with: Rem Koolhass, Joseph Fujikawa, Stanley Tigerman, Phyllis Lambert, Charles Renfro, Elizabeth Diller, Dirk Lohan, Georges Danforth, Detlef Mertins

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe
1. Introduction [6:17]
2. Mies et Promoteur [2:37]
3. 860-880 Lake Shore Drive [4:38]
4. Seagram Building [7:03]
5. The Brasserie [2:01]
6. Qui Était Mies? [4:29]
7. Mies En Amérique [3:30]
8. Crown Hall Building [4:22]
9. Neue Nationalgalerie [10:16]
10. Riehl House [3:29]
11. Conclusion [4:55]
12. Générique De Fin [2:31]

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