Architectures (ARTE documentary)
Architectures is a documentary series produced by the European public television channel ARTE, looking at architecture and its historical and
social functions to reveal its meaning and impact on humanity. This is a collection of 33 episodes of the series, exploring the most remarkable achievements
in modern architecture - from the works at the end of the 19th century to the latest creations by today's leading architects. Each episode focuses on
a single building examining the structure of the building, the architectural techniques as well as its historical and social functions. And also the film discovers
the role it has played in the evolution of architecture.
The House of Jean Prouve: Jean Prouve dreamt of creating houses as beautiful and rational as planes or cars. In 1953, just as he is facing the biggest crisis in his life, he rushes to build his own house using bits and pieces. Yet his house incarnates his most innovative ideas.
|Episode 20 - The House of Jean Prouve|
Jean Prouve (1901-1984) was a French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer. His main achievement was transferring manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities.
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