Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Architectures Vol 2|
Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Facets Multimedia Release Date: 11/11/2003
germ | Hong Kong | 03/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For some reasons the Rem Koolhaas' section has been taken out from this volume. So we get to view five buildings instead of the six as advertised on the box. Otherwise it would have been perfect,especially for those of you out there who are interested in architecture and design."
Alexander K. Naylor | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first checked out this DVD and the first DVD in the "Architectures" series from a library and was decided to buy the whole series after seeing them. The library edition also had the Koolhaas house listed on the cover but not inside, although the one I bought (in December 2005) did not list Koolhaas on the cover.
An excellent assortment of buildings is highlighted on this disk, and though the architecture is beautiful what truly makes these disks worthwhile is how the filmakers place the architecture in its society and elaborate on the building's role in it. Architecture's social, political, and aesthetic aspects are all touched upon in these vignettes, providing one with a unique view of the structures. These videos are better than some books, even, not only in their depth but also because through film one gets a unique view of the building and how it "lives" in its environment. Very informative, always beautifully shot, the "Architectures" series is a thought-provoking addition to any architectural library."