Sunday, November 20, 2005

Learning from Bob & Denise

For those of us who weren't twisting and squirming in our seats through My Architect -- The documentary that Louis I. Kahn's son had to make to air the half-family's dirty laundry. Now there's a new son-filming-his-architect-parents movie. Here's the webiste where you can watch some clips -- there's no`one rollerblading in the Salk Institute Courtyard in this one (thank God). From the description...
Learning from Bob and Denise will take viewers on a journey from their early years to the present. The film will explore the many disparate influences upon the couple, including their extraordinary parents and childhoods, their collaborative design process, the “star-system” in architecture and Scott Brown’s pioneering role for women in the field.

Through looking at the firm’s work and seeing interviews with the subjects, members of their office, clients, colleagues, friends, and critics, the audience will gain an understanding of Venturi and Scott Brown’s philosophy, and find the universal themes applicable to many aspects of contemporary society. The filmmaker, their son, hopes this film will help to support and inspire those whose ideas go beyond what the dominant culture promotes.

3 Comments:

Anonymous gravestmor said...

No roller-blading at the Salk?

The directors are mad, that scene made that movie.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but I hear they're considering having the death scene in the same place as homage. I wonder how long they'll have to shut down Penn Station to film it...

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Cow_boy said...

I hope they get a shot of the Bigboy in their front yard. Dr. Evil would be jealous.

2:31 PM  

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