Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum documents Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, whose iconic spiral form presented a groundbreaking environment for the exhibition of art when it opened in 1959. This 27-minute documentary film explores the beginnings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; chronicles the building’s conception, construction, and critical reception; provides thoughtful analysis of Wright’s architecture; and reflects on the museum’s significant presence in New York and the art world through the 21st century.
Featuring archival footage of Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim, and Hilla Rebay, and interviews with Richard Armstrong, Matthew Barney, Lisa Dennison, Frank Gehry, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Ellsworth Kelly, Thomas Krens, Brice Marden, Richard Meier, and Thomas Messer, among others.
Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum will be screened in the New Media Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Fridays at 10 am, 10:30 am, and 5 pm. Free with museum admission.
Cesar Pelli, FAIA, Senior Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is a 2012 Heritage Ball honoree. In this video, Mr. Pelli comments on projects that have been significant in his career, at different stages of his life, affecting his life or the direction of his design.
Mr. Pelli was born in Argentina where he earned a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Tucuman. He first worked in the offices of Eero Saarinen serving as Project Designer for several buildings, including the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in New York and Morse and Stiles Colleges at Yale University. After this apprenticeship, he was Director of Design at DMJM and, later, Partner for Design at Gruen Associates, both in Los Angeles. Throughout these years, he designed several award-winning projects, including the San Bernardino City Hall in San Bernardino, California; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California; and the United States Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. In 1977, Mr. Pelli became Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture and also founded Cesar Pelli & Associates. He resigned his post as Dean in 1984 but continues to lecture on architecture. Since the firm’s establishment, Mr. Pelli has personally originated and directed the design of each of its projects. In 2005, in recognition of the increased role of the firm’s principals, the firm was renamed Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.
"Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad's vision for Malaysia to be a global player. Together with master architect Cesar Pelli, the international icon powerfully captures the nation's ambitions and aspirations."
(Extract from http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my)
First PHlight had the privilege to take our aerial cinematography to a new height with this latest video. We wanted to celebrate the possibilities of a united dream, be reminded of a bigger 'picture' for our nation that is Malaysia, and to learn to have hope that gives us the confidence to take hold of our future.
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