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Christoph Schaub - Films on Architecture

A controversial Spanish engineer-architect journeys to building sites around the world. A renowned structural engineer attempts to defy gravity. Two architects search for the best—and sometimes unusual—solutions in urban planning and development. And celebrated Swiss architects design an iconic Olympic Stadium for the Beijing games. Christoph Schaub’s documentaries tell these stories and more in this collection of ten of his films.
From his first, award-winning documentary Il Girasole—A House Near Verona, about an experimental rotating house in Italy to Brasilia—A Utopia Modernity, which explores the exhilarating experience of building Brazil’s capital city, Schaub’s documentaries prove that architecture can actually be captured on film. Through his moving images, as well as his way of looking at and showing architecture, he captivates viewers instantly as he tells fascinating stories about internationally renowned architects—including Santiago Calatrava, Herzog & de Meuron, Oscar Niemeyer, and Peter Zumthor—and the buildings they create. The three DVDs offer each film in its original version with subtitles in English, French, and German, and the accompanying booklet presents a short essay on Schaub’s work and brief introductions to the ten films.

26 pages | 3 DVDs, 16 color plates, 2 halftones | 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 | © 2014

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Table of Contents

Girasole—A House Near Verona
1995, 17 min., Italian Version, DE/FR/EN Subtitles
Place, Function and Form—The Architecture of Gion A. Caminada and Peter Zumthor
1997, 24 min., Rhaeto-Romantic Version, DE/FR/EN Subtitles
White Coal
1997, 24 min., Rhaeto-Romanic/German Version
The Vrin Project
1999, 48 min., Rhaeto-Romanic Version, DE/FR/EN Subtitles
Santiago Calatrava’s Travels
2000, 77 min., German Version, FR/EN Subtitles

The Art of Justification—Jürg Conzett
2002, 14 min., German Version, FR/EN/IT Subtitles
The Shift in Meanings—Meili, Peter
2002, 14 min., German Version, FR/EN/IT Subtitles
Brasilia—A Utopia of Modernity
2007, 26 min., German/French Version
Bird’s Nest—Herzog & de Meuron in China
2008, 87 min., German Version, FR/EN Subtitles

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