A Sense of Place

Call it home: the house that private enterprise built 
Contents: Side one: U.S. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) — Prewar planning — U.S. FHA Veterans Administration — Building industry –Mass-produced communities — Side two: The home: appliances and accoutrements — Financial and real estate industries — Highways — Suburbia: late 1950s reappraisal — The home: design and interior.
 Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : 12 in. +
A pictorial history of suburban development as shaped by developers, government agencies and savings and loan companies. Begins at the time of the Depression (1929-1940) and concludes with the 1960s. Examines racial segregation and the influence of the Interstate highway program. 56 minutes of film clips include advertising, industrial and government films. Also includes over 2800 archival photographs, advertisments, maps, plans and documents, a film soundtrack, an archival audio track with historical radio programs and a track of commentary by the filmmakers.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VLD 187

The Campus: a place apart 
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
University builders have sought to separate the campus, by locating it in the country or by erecting walls. Universities often reflect architecturally the sources of Western civilization. Today’s campus seeks to combine the dream of the past with the materials and problems of today.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1951 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.3097 P947

The cruise
 Description: 1 videodisc (76 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Take an unforgettable ride through the concrete canyons of Manhattan with Timothy “Speed” Levitch as your guide in this acclaimed documentary. Both an adventure and a voyage, this film is ultimately about the search for worthwhile possibilities.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3870

Dream houses
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
A person’s house is his self-image, his autobiography as ghost-written by the architect. Among the houses visited in the program are: Mark Twain’s house, Fenway Court in Boston, Randolph Hearst’s estate in San Simeon, Wright’s Holyhock House for Arline Barnsdall and others.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1952 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8097 P947

The end of suburbia: oil depletion and the collapse of the American dream 
 Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Through interviews with scientists and policy makers this documentary explores the premise that American suburbs, built on the easy availability of fossil fuels, may become untenable.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 1425

The Garden and the grid
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Americans have struggled to marry the concept of the ideal city to the pragmatism of the easily subdivisible urban space. Discusses city planning, urban renewal and new concepts such as pedestrian-scaled urbanism, exemplified in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Examines various solutions to the problem of bringing nature into the city.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1957 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 712.5097 P947

Home economics: a documentary of suburbia 
Author: Cool, Jenny.
 Description: 1 videocassette (47 min.) : 1 2 in.
Documents the American dream of home ownership via portraits and landscapes from a Los Angeles suburb. Three women and a teenage girl speak of their struggles to sustain family and community connections amid current socio-economic conditions.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7154

House poem: Description: 1 videocassette (04 min.) : 1 2 in.
The filmmaker John Sanborn writes: “House poem is an ode to the joys of home ownership. Created as the first installment of a video correspondence with French video artist Jean-Paul Fargier, this four minute tape is based on a poem by Sarah Cahill. Together they (Sanborn and Cahill) explore their tiny corner of the universe, its garden, hidden corners, and beauty.”
Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 4184

How do we know what home looks like? Description: 1 videocassette (32 min.) : 1 2 in. Images filmed in the Firminy-Vert housing project, designed by Le Corbusier and constructed after his death in South Central France, are used along with interviews of residents of the building in an exploration of the relationship between architecture and living spaces. Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9168

Japanese American women: a sense of place 
 Description:1 videocassette (27 min.) : 1 2 in.
Japanese American women describe their experiences of growing up in America and being neither Japanese nor American and their search for a sense of ethnic identification.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8915

A new sense of place
 Description:1 videocassette (56 min.) : 1 2 in.
Profiles physically handicapped individuals who, in spite of their handicaps, have a found ways to succeed in their professions.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6264 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 305.9 N532

The Places within
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
The vastness of the American continent has been matched by its architects who have designed public places with interior spaces of heroic proprtions. Examines how the town square concept has been reinterpreted in American government and business architecture and explores the American desire to bring a scaled-down version of nature into public buildings.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1955 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 729.0973 P947

Resorts: paradise reclaimed 
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Americans at rest want to return to a tamed and peaceful nature. There are parks with forests, lakes, hills, meadows, foot and bridle paths and architecture to complement the settings. Among the places visited in the program are: New York’s Central Park, the Newport Casino in Rhode Island, Palm Beach in Florida and others. Also examines the American search for fantasy as reflected in the great hotels of Miami Beach and Disney World.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1954 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.0973 P947

Suburbs: Arcadia for everyone 
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Americans dream of owning a single family home in the country, ideally not too far from the city workplace. There are many shapes to this dream, and though in some places it has turned nightmare, owning one’s home is still the glory of American life.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1953 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.9173 P947

The Search for a usable past
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Architecture grows out of a people’s shared past. Shows how in America, where ties to ancient cultures have been broken, we have individually and collectively had to invent a shared architectural past. In providing an overview of American architecture, the film explores the result of the search for continuity, the need for innovation, and the development of different building types and styles.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1950 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.973 P947

True stories: a film about a bunch of people in Virgil, Texas 
 Description: 1 videocassette (89 min.) : 1 2 in. Episodic stories showcasing the amiable and offbeat characters who live in Virgil, Texas, such as the world’s laziest woman, 50 sets of twins, and a precision lawn-mower marching team. Features music written by Byrne and songs performed by Talking Heads. Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 5171

The Truman Show
 Description: 1 videocassette (103 min.) : 1 2 in.
Truman’s life is a fake. He lives in a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere. His friends and people around him are actors who play their roles in the most popular television series in the world: The Truman Show. He thinks he is an ordinary man and has no idea about how he is being exploited. What will he do when he finds out?
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1354 1 videodisc (103 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 1385

Understanding urban sprawlDescription:1 videocassette (47 min.) : 1 2 in.
”In this program, scientist and environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki examines the social, economic, and environmental implications of ‘sprawl,’ the low-density development that spreads out from the edges of cities and towns”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10396

Visions of home: Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
A series of three reflections on the concepts of home or place, social continuity, and cultural roots, The first segment pictures Mickey’s Diner in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. In this age of urban renewal and changing surroundings, the Diner, in business since the 1930’s, is seen to offer a haven and connection to the past for its diverse customers from all walks of life. In segment two Minnesota poet Patricia Hampl talks about the importance of social interaction and continuity and how a visit to Prague awoke in her a new appreciation of her cultural roots and her native surroundings. In Segment three Minnesota writer Paul Gruchow talks about how inspiration for many writers comes from the spiritual connection with their surroundings — in his case, the vast prairies of the midwest. Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1479

We served with pride: the Chinese American experience in WWII 
 Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1 2 in.
The untold story of Chinese Americans who have served in the U.S. military, especially during World War II. Twenty eight men and women share their stories, representing the 20,000 Chinese Americans who served their country in a wide variety of wartime assignments. Also covers the involvement of Chinese Americans in the American Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10634

Wonderland
 Description: 1 videocassette (80 min.) : 1 2 in.
Welcome to Levittown, New York, America’s first cookie-cutter community. From wife-swapping to bomb shelters to flag-burning, Wonderland takes a hilarious and unforgettable look at life in a town where thousands of identical-looking houses were assigned to their residents in alphabetical order. A kaleidoscopic portrait of suburbia that is at once absurdly funny and profoundly touching.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8815

The World that Moses built
 Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the career of Robert Moses the “master builder of public works” of the century. Shows that his public projects not only shaped the landscape of New York City but influenced urban renewal across the nation. Investigates the negative as well as the positive aspects of his accomplishments.
Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1658

Films by Peter Greenaway

Five short films: Greenaway, Peter.Contents: Windows (4 min.) — Intervals (7 min.) — H is for house (7 min.) — Dear phone (17 min.) — Water wrackets (12 min.) Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (47 min.) : 1 2 in. Lyrical images in counterpoint with darkly humorous narration characterize these early experimental films by Peter Greenaway. Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6324

A walk through H: the reincarnation of an ornithologist (Peter Greenaway) Description:1 videocassette (41 min.) 1 2 in.
A symbolic journey through a mysterious bird-filled country undertaken by an ornithologist following a trail blazed by the fictional Tulse Luper. Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6377

The early films of Peter Greenaway: Disc 1Contents: A walk through H (1978, 41 min.) — H is for house (1976, 9 min.) — Windows (1974, 4 min.) — Intervals (1969, 6 min.) — Dear phone (1976, 17 min.) — Water wrackets (1978, 11 min.). Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : 4 3 4 in. A collection of Peter Greenaway’s early avant-garde films created between 1969 and 1978. A series of highly innovative and witty short films which are immensely playful and take pleasure in outlandish detail, fake erudition and corkscrew narratives. Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 5312

26 bathrooms (Peter Greenaway) Description: 1 videocassette : 1 2 in.
Shows various bathrooms, mostly bathtubs, and has people comment on the enjoyment they get in relaxing while bathing. Call number: NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9451

Architecture

1071 Fifth Avenue: Frank Lloyd Wright and the story of the Guggenheim MuseumDescription:1 videocassette (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
The story of the Guggenheim Museum is an extraordinary seventeen-year drama played out between some of the greatest names of American art and architectural history. Commissioned by Hilla Rebay, the eccentric but visionary first curator of the Guggenheim Museum, and completed in 1959, six months after the death of its architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim building caused a sensation when it opened. It is now widely regarded as Wright’s greatest achievement and one of the great buildings of the world.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 3880 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 727.7 O58

1900 Paris: une capitale des arts Description:1 videocassette (14 min.) : 1 2 in.
Captures the fin de siecle on archival film by the renowned Lumiere brothers. Shows the World’s Fair, Opera Comique, Rodin’s Gates of Hell the work of the Impressionists and Picasso. Paris at the end of a major cultural epoch.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 14650

1992 honor awards of the American Institute of Architects
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : 1 2 in.
Brief segments showing the buildings which received the 1992 honor awards presented by the American Institute of Architects. Each segment is accompanied by the comments of the architect, designer, or owners.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA2340 .A17 1992 

Toward universal design
 Description:1 videocassette (16 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines evolving responsibilities of architects to meet needs of individuals with a variety of physical handicaps.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA2545.P5 T69 1993 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.42 T737

A world of architecture
 Description:1 videocassette (24 min.) : 1 2 in.
Students learn how technology from stone on stone to steel and glass to inflatable buildings has been used to shape our public and private spaces. Key examples from prehistory to the present help students identify the major styles and periods.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA2500 .W6 1994

ACM SIGGRAPH video review.: Issue 111,: SIGGRAPH 95, Entertainment and commercial program ;: Issue 112,: SIGGRAPH 95, Architecture and industrial design program
Contents:Issue 111. 1. L’oeil du cyclone — 2. Jif dream team — 3. Kodak gold diar — 4. Transformers compilation — 5. Balls and blocks — 6. Rowntree’s sweets — 7. Arrivano i nostri — 8. TV news–opening title — 9. Under seige 2 : dark territory — 10. Clear and present danger : Smart bomb sequence — 11. Outbreak — 12. Rehen (Hostage) — 13. Brother Printer ‘Glitches’ — 14. Batman forever — 15. Batman — 16. Shell oil ‘Dance fever’ — 17. Halls ‘Penguins’ — 18. Air New Zealand : Gannets — 19. Business school — 20. Oceanic — 21. Wild Arctic Narwhals — 22. Adventure of Comty — 23. Budweiser : Boy meets girl — 24. We’ve got taste — 25. Hite : son of water — 26. Alice — 27. The national lottery launch — 28. Plug out of luck — 29. Moai’s dream — 30. Species — 31. Tandav.Issue 112. 1. New access methods project — 2. Garden — 3. The first emperor : the ancient world revisited part IV — 4. Les citadines : City-Fleet — 5. Sun princess — 6. Welcome to Osaka Dome.
 Description:1 videocassette (90 min.) : 1 2 in. +
A compilation of computer graphics animation, some of which are for TV commercials.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual T385 .S51758 1995

ACM SIGGRAPH video review.: Issue 123,: SIGGRAPH 97, Entertainment & commercial program ;: Issue 124,: SIGGRAPH 97, Visualization program
Contents:Issue 123. Entertainment & commercial program. 1. Smirnoff ; 2. Virtual Andre ; 3. (IMC) The dolphin ; 4. Caltex starpower ; 5. Bell Atlantic “big deal” ; 6. New D.N.A. pattern ; 7. Waterman ; 8. Holograph ; 9. Levi’s ; 10. Home ; 11. Halls penguins airport ; 12. Mainstay mutual funds’ up…down…up… ; 13. BBC autumn on one ; 14. Top Ramen- space search ; 15. The adventures of Pinocchio ; 16. Batman & Robin ; 17. Mars attacks! ; 18 The shapemaker prelude ; 19. The rock ; 20. Donkey Kong country ; 21. Critical depth ; 22. Pocari water adventure — Issue 124. Visualization program. 1. The Taj Mahal ; 2. Usonia: Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for America ; 3. Congress Center Messe Frankfurt visualization ; 4. Automated highways excerpts ; 5. Interactive learning and teaching environment ; 6. Titanic, anatomy of a disaster ; 7. BodyVenture ; 8. Advanced problem solving ; 9. Enhanced processor lifetime through deuterium processing ; 10. The nice project ; 11. Facade: modeling and rendering architecture from photographs ; 12. Inside the cell ; 13. Filter-regulator-lubricator ; 14. The hologlobe ; 15. Interactive virtual environment walkthrough ; 16. NPSNET-IV: Inserting the human into the networked synthetic environment ; 17. Heartbeat for “Where we work” ; Smithsonian cinder cone ; 19. Good Vibrations ; 20. Protozoa’s VRML skits.
 Description:1 videocassette (121 min.) : 1 2 in. +
A compilation of 42 short segments which represent advanced applications of computer graphics.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual T385 .S54 1997

ACM SIGGRAPH video review.: Issue 38,: SIGGRAPH ’88, Film & video show, part 1 ;: Issue 39,: SIGGRAPH ’88, Film & video show, part 2
Contents:Issue 38. 1. Technological threat (excerpt) — 2. Key change — 3. Mickey Mouth — 4. VH1 demo — 5. Mathematica : the theorem of Pythagoras — 6. “Flying Logos, Inc.” — 7. NCSA scientific visualization 1988 — 8. Jumpin’ Jacques Splash — 9. CT6 automobile — 10. Broken heart — 11. Digital picture ads — 12. The art dream — 13. Great train rubbery — 14. Krypto and the Supremes — 15. Burning love — 16. Organic architecture — 17. Sextone for president –18. Stuff we did — 19. Links Corporation demo reel for SIGGRAPH ’88 — 20. Embryo — 21. Going bananas — 22. Tin toy (excerpt).Issue 39. 23. Soaron & Blastarr animations — 24. Dinosaur stuff — 25. Space station — 26. Smarties “Blue print” — 27. Scrubbing bubbles — 28. Footsteps — 29. Beat dedication — 30. A close encounter in the fouth dimension — 31. Polly gone — 32. Pencil test — 33. Function of the brain cells — 34. Rhythm & hues SIGGRAPH show reel — 35. Stylo — 36. Space-time constraints — 37. Formation of Venus plasma clouds and streams — 38. Pencil polka — 39. Oh atsimenu nameli — 40. Natural phenomena — 41. Sio Benbor — 42. Particle dreams.
 Description:1 videocassette (109 min.) : 1 2 in +
A collection of short segments from television and movies, including VH1 (Video Hits One), which represent applications of computer graphics, shown at SIGGRAPH ’88 in the Film & Video Show, August 1-5 in Atlanta, GA.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual T385 .S54 1988

Adolf Loos
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) 1 2 in.,
This great architect’s characteristic features are isolated through a study of several of his structures in Vienna.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7110

After September 11th: reimagining Manhattan’s downtown.
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
Architects talk about how they felt after the attack on September 11th, 2001, come up with ideas of what to build on the site, and explain how they would build memorials.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12665

Air, light, and utopia
 Description:1 videocassette (53 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the Modern Movement in architecture, from its emergence after World War I until World War II. Combines interviews with leading architects, historians, and conservationists with location footage from all over Europe. The first half explores the movement’s origins and ideology, spotlighting the Bauhaus in Germany, Le Corbusier in France, the Functionalists in Holland, and the Constructivists in Russia. The second half traces the movement’s growth and spread, emphasizing the influence of the social climate and political environment of the interwar years upon building design.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9963

Alvar Aalto
 Description:1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1 2 in.
Arhcitect Alvar Aalto takes efficiency, technology, and economy and blends them in with the natural setting in order to make man’s life as harmonious as possible.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 A112 A4722

Alvar Aalto: a vision of a better world.
 Description:1 videocassette (54 min.) : 1 2 in.
”Focuses on Aalto’s career during the 1930s. Previously unreleased archival footage, interviews with contemporaries and experts on international architecture, and the architect’s own letters combine to create an evocative image of the man as well as the artist.”–Container.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1455.F53 A2372 2000

America by design
Contents:Episode 1. The house — Episode 2. The workplace — Episode 3. The street — Episode 4. Public places and monuments — Episode 5. The shape of the land.
 Description:5 videocassettes (60 min. each) : 1 2 in. +
Kaleidoscopic tour of America’s built environment, from the earliest settlements to the latest manifestations of megalopolis. This series explores how American design has affected political, social, economic and technological institutions. It could also serve as a concise history of American architecture.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 985

An Architect at work
 Description:1 videocassette (31 min.) : 1 2 in.
Dr. Barker outlines the principles of architecture as a creative process, which he illustrates by showing the process through which he designed his own home near Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7071

Ancient voices
Contents:Tracking the first Americans — Egypt’s lost city — Cahokia : America’s lost city — Seeking Noah’s flood — In pursuit of the Holy Grail — Traders of the Dead Sea Scrolls — The secret of Stonehenge — Riddle of Nubia’s tombs — The mystery of the Taj Mahal — Aztecs : inside the hidden empire — The search for El Dorado.
 Description:4 videodiscs (504 min.) :: 4 3 4 in.
”Renowned experts and breakthrough techniques reveal history’s most sought-after secrets … See lost worlds brought to life again through state-of-the-art virtual reality reconstructions, stunning location filming and evocative reenactments. And get closer than ever before to the extraordinary human minds behind the myths, mysteries and monuments”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3701 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3701 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3701 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3701

Antonio Gaudi
 Description:1 videocasette (72 min.) : 1 2 in.
Featuring music by Toru Takemitsu, the film explores the bizarre and whimsical works of the Catalan architect who influenced such artists as Picasso, Miró and Dali.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7650 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1313.G3 T47 1985

Antonio Gaudí
 Description:1 videodisc (72 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
A visual journey focusing on the bizarre and whimsical works of the Catalan architect who influenced such artists as Picasso, Miró and Dali.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 40

Apartment living
 Description:1 videocassette (23 min., 15 sec.) : 1 2 in.
Explores the architecture of downtown apartment living. Features apartments in Paris and Montreal.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11566

Arata Isozaki
 Description:1 videorecording (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes the philosophy and work of Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki. Shows the blend of ancient and modern, of Japanese and foreign elements in his designs. Filmed almost entirely in Japan, this film follows Isozaki as he revisits the most important buildings of his career, one of which is the Fujimi Country Club, designed in the shape of a question mark as an architectural joke about Japan’s obsession with golf.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11285

Arata Isozaki: architecture, 1960-1990 
 Description:1 videocassette (6 min.) : 1 2 in.
An interview with Arata Isozaki, the soft-spoken architect of the Museum of Contemporary Art, and a look at some examples of his symbolically imaginative buildings.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11796

Architecture 2000: Arquitektura 2000 = Arkhitektura 2000 
Contents:Hong Kong–Tokyo–New York–Los Angeles–Paris–London.
 Description:6 videocassettes (29 min. each) : 1 2 in.
Examines examples of modern architecture in several cities.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9911 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9911 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9911 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9911 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9911 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9911

Architecture and design of man and woman
 Description:1 videodisc (45 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Explores the mapping of the human body through the use of computer graphics and animation.

Architecture of transcendence: Beauvais, 1987 
 Description:1 videocassette (10 min.) : 1 2.
Film footage and history of the Beauvais Cathedral in France.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher

Architecture: made in Austria
 Description:1 videocassette : 1 2 in.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1001 .A73 1980z

Architectures 1
Contents:The Bauhaus Frâedâeric Compain — The faculty of architecture in Oporto Richard Copans and Stan Neumann — Family lodging in Guise Catherine Adda — Nemausus 1 Richard Copans and Stan Neumann — The Georges Pompidou Center Richard Copans — The Post Office Savings Bank in Vienna Stan Neumann.
 Description:1 videodisc (163 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
”A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 2147 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA958 .A734 2001

Architectures 2
Contents:The Villa Dall’Ava Richard Copans — The Johnson Wax Building Frâedâeric Compain — The Galleria Umberto I Stan Neumann — Satolas – TGV Catherine Adda — The stone thermal baths Richard Copans — The Paris Fine Art School Catherine Adda.
 Description:1 videodisc (163 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
”A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 2148 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA758 .A735 2001

Architectures 3
 Description:1 videodisc (160 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
A privileged, unprecedented inside look at the work of superstar architects. This volume examines the extraordinary Jewish Museum of Berlin; Louis Sullivan’s Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent; Charles Garnier’s Parisian Opera and more.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 2196 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA958 .A735 2003

Architectures 4
 Description:1 videodisc (160 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
The fourth in the insightful series of films gives us a privileged, unprecedented inside look at the work of celebrated architects and some of their most brilliant creations.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3902 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA958 .A737 2005

Art deco art moderne
 Description:1 videocassette (28 min.) : 1 2 in.
Reviews art deco in the modern architecture.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11565

Art of the Western world.: Program I,: The classical ideal
Contents:Part 1. The Classical ideal (30 min.) — pt. 2. Imperial Stones of Rome (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Traces the origins of humanism and much of Western art to ancient Greece. Discusses Kouroi and Korai figures and the architecture of the Parthenon. Identifies Roman art as inherently political art that concentrated on technical sophistication and detail. Traces the decline of humanistic values in the late antique period where classical themes and forms were adapted to serve Christian purposes. Features art experts John Boardman, Richard Brilliant, and Andrew Stewart.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1968 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
Related Resource: http: www.learner.org resources series1.html

Art of the Western world.: Program II,: A white garment of churches
Contents:Part 1. A white garment of Churches (30 minutes) — pt. 2. The age of Gothic (30 minutes)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines Romanesque and Gothic churches as evidence of the values of the societies that created them. Shows the affect of monasticism and pilgrimage on Romanesque church architecture. Uses Gislebertus’s sculpture at St. Lazare in Autun to show the medieval focus on heaven and the afterlife. The Gothic architecture, sculpture, and stained glass at St. Denis and Chartres are discussed as evidence of a new theology and profound social changes during the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. Features experts Paul Crossley, William Clark, and Anne Prache.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1969 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
Related Resource: http:www.learner.org resources series1.html

Art of the Western world.: Program III,: The early Renaissance
Contents:Part 1. The early Renaissance in Florence (30 min.) — pt. 2. The early Renaissance in Northern Europe (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Covers the revival and reinterpretation of the classical tradition in the works of Florentine artists Masaccio, Donatello, and Ghiberti. Discusses how these artists exemplify the merging of Christian and humanistic values. Examines the realism of Jan van Eyck and the spiritual crisis of northern Europe as revealed in Grüenwald’s Isenheim altarpiece. Also discusses the spirit of the Renaissance as reflected in Albrecht Dürer’s work. Features experts John White and Colin Eisler.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1970 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
Related Resource:http: www.learner.orgresources series1.html

Art of the Western world.: Program IV,: The High Renaissance
Contents:Part 1. Rome and Florence : the artist as genius (30 min.) — pt. 2. Venice : Pleasure and power (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Covers key aspects of the High Remaissance, including the advent of the artist as genius (Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael), the rise of Rome as a center of artistic vitality, and Venetian preoccupation with the quality of light (Giorgione and Titian). Also examines the social turbulence of the late sixteenth century and the reinterpretation of classical architectural principles. Features experts Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt and David Rosand.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1971 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
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Art of the Western world.: Program IX,: In our own time
Contents:Part 1. Shattering the myths (30 min.) — pt. 2. New, newer, newest (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in. +
Examines why the appearance of abstract expression caused the United States to become a center for the visual arts. Reviews the diversity of styles in the postwar period, including the work of Pollock, Wharhol, Oldenburg. Also examines the explosive internationalization of the art world in the 1970s and 1980s. Features experts Rosalind Krauss, Germano Cleant, and Clement Greenberg.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1976 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1976 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
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Art of the Western world.: Program V,: Realms of light, the baroque
Contents:Part 1. The Baroque in Italy and Austria (30 min.) — Pt. 2. The Baroque in Spain and the Netherlands (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the divergent themes of the baroque period, including a new emotional appeal as seen in Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Caravaggio’s naturalism, Velasquez’s multilayered works, and the rise of bourgeois values as seen in Rembrandt’s works. Features experts Irving Lavin and Simon Schama.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1972 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
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Art of the Western world.: Program VI,: An age of reason, an age of passion
Contents:Part 1. An age of reason (30 min.) — pt. 2. An age of passion (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Covers the move from the rococo period to neoclassicism and romanticism. Relates stylistic changes to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. Covers the work of David, Géricault, Turner, Delacroix, and Goya. Features experts Pierre Rosenberg and Robin Middleton.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1973 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
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Art of the Western world.: Program VII,: Realists, impressionists, post-impressionists
Contents:Part 1. Realism and Impressionism (30 min.) — pt. 2. Post-Impressionism (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Contrasts Courbet’s treatment of subjects from everyday life with the innovations and techniques used by the impressionists. Examines the impressionists characteristic concern with color and changing light and contrasts this with the very individualistic visions of the postimpressionists. Features experts John House and Griselda Pollack.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1974 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
Related Resource: http: www.learner.org resources series1.html

Art of the Western world.: Program VIII,: Into the twentieth century
Contents:Part 1. Into the twentieth century (30 min.) — pt. 2. Between the wars (30 min.)
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Covers the work of the fauves, the cubists, the international style, and the surrealists. Discusses how these movements relate to modern life. Features experts Christopher Green and Margit Rowell.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1975 
NYU NewYorkU Internet 
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Art on film, film on art
Contents:1. Balance, film art : The Fayum portraits, funerary paintings of Roman Egypt ; 1867 ; Ma, space time in the garden of Ryoan-ji (59 min.) — 2. Film sense, art sense : Giorgione’s Tempest, the first romantic painting ; Trevi ; A window to heaven (59 min.) — 3. Film form, art form : Leonardo’s Deluge ; A mosque in time ; Sainte-Geneviáeve, the pantheon of domes (52 min.) — 4. Film voice, art voice : De artificiali perspectiva, or, Anamorphosis ; Architecture of transcendence ; Painted earth, the art of the Mimbres Indians (51 min.) — 5. Film art, subject and expert : Gombrich themes ; A day on the Grand Canal with the emperor of China, or, Surface is illusion but so is depth (100 min.)
 Description:5 videocassettes (321 min.) : 1 2 in. +
Explores innovative ways to present art through moving image media. Each program begins with a conversation between filmmakers and art experts who explore ideas about collaboration as well as ideas about filmmaking. Each cassette includes three films, grouped to stimulate discussion of the themes introduced in the conversation.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2981-2985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2981-2985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2981-2985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2981-2985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2981-2985 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2981-2985 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N72.M6 A77 1992 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N72.M6 A77 1992 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N72.M6 A77 1992 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N72.M6 A77 1992 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N72.M6 A77 1992

Artful architecture: the Getty Center and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
 Description:1 videocassette (29 min.) : 1 2 in.
In part one of the program, Jeffrey Kaye discusses the design of the Getty Center in Los Angeles with architect Richard Meier, architecture critic Leon Whiteson, and art critic Christopher Knight. In part two, Elizabeth Farnsworth interviews architect Frank Gehry about his design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes 727.7 A786

At home with mother earth
 Description:1 videocassette (40 min.) : 1 2 in.
A documentary that visually celebrates the rich tradition of building with earth in various parts of the world. Exposes the conflicts posed by the construction industry and building officials who consider earth as an inferior building material.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 4635

Back from the brink: saving America’s cities by design 
 Description:1 videorecording (56 min., 40 sec.) : 1 2 in.
Using three communities as examples, the need for continuous planning is demonstrated to both keep growing cities on track and to revitalize languishing ones. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a downtown area and a sense of community.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9503

Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park: the imperative of building green 
 Description:1 videodisc (59 min., 20 sec.) : 4 3 4 in.
Lecture given by “Bob Fox” on the environmental impacts and aspects of architecture.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.47 F793 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.47 F793

Barcelona: ciutat modernista.
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Modernism is defined in this program as the revival, beginning toward the end of the nineteenth century, of an inventiveness and exhuberance in building and craftsmanship that Spain had not seen since the Middle Ages. The works of three major architects are highlighted: Lluis Domenech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and Antoni Gaudi.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7116

Bauhaus: the face of the 20th century 
 Description:1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1 2 in.
Looks at the development of the Bauhaus and at the key figures involved in it — including the founder Walter Gropius, his successor Mies van der Rohe, Lásló Moholy-Nagy, and Josef Albers. The program also sets the history of the Bauhaus in the context of the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany. Former students discuss their time at the Bauhaus and architect Philip Johnson tells how it influenced his work. Contains rare archival footage of the Bauhaus at Dessau and looks at the architecture of Chicago, much influenced by Mies van der Rohe, who emmigrated there after the Bauhaus was shut by the Nazis in 1933.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6358 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N332.G33 B487 1996

Beaubourg: the Pompidou Center 
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 15 min.) : 1 2 in.
A walking tour of The Pompidou Center.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11963

Berlin Siedlungen
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Study of architecture of between-the-wars housing developments in Berlin, featuring the works of Paul Schmitthenner, Bruno Taut and others.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7107

Beubourg
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Can one control art which criticizes “the system” by absorbing it into the system, and elevating it to the status of the official avant-garde? And is that what the authorities-were trying to do in Paris when they build the Centre Georges Pompidou after the upheavals of 1968? The students on the streets of Paris were demanding a social and cultural revolution ; their ideas were apparently expressed in the founding of “Beaubourg,” but at the same time its collections and exhibitions showcase official French culture and France’s importance as the perennial home of modern, and post-modern, art. So is Beaubourg an expression of cultural and political freedom, or is it reall a symbol of central government manipulation and control? 
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA6840.F72 P37 1996

Beyond utopia: changing attitudes in American architecture 
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
Presents six American postmodernist architects discussing their style of design, influences on their work, and recent achievements. Focuses on the work of Philip Johnson, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Michael Graves, Frank Gehry, and Peter Eisenman.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10883

Birch Coffey
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 43 min.) : 1 2 in.
Filmed at New York School of Interior Design in spring 2001 as part of its Fantastic Reality series.A lecture given by Birch Coffey, describing cruise ship architecture.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 910.45 C674b

Brooklyn Bridge
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
A history of the building and social impact of what was, at the time, the biggest bridge in the world. Rare archival material coupled with the voices of Paul Roebling (great-grandson of the builder of the bridge), Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, David McCullough and others, weave the intricate story of the greatest engineering feat of the 19th century. Also explores the impact of the bridge as an inspiration for serious artists and as an icon of popular culture.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2237

Buckminster Fuller: thinking out loud 
 Description:1 videocassette (94 min.) : 1 2 in.
A true Renaissance man, Buckminster Fuller is best remembered as the architect and creator of the Geodesic Dome — but he left behind an equally dramatic mark as an engineer and inventor, poet and visionary, philosopher and ecologist. This film is the first retropspective look at his life and work since his death in 1983. His voluminous archives and previously unseen personal papers were opened for filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon. Archival footage of Fuller’s lectures and lively interviews are seemlessly intercut with commentary from friends and colleagues, topped off by Spalding Gray reading from Fuller’s writings.
Call number:
NYU Bobst ARES VCA 9180 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual TA140.F9 G6 1996

Building an abbey: medieval technology at Rievaulx Abbey.
 Description:1 videocassette (14 min.) : 1 2 in.
A group of primary school children look for clues to the design and engineering problems faced by the monks who built Rievaulx abbey. The video provides a way of approaching technology through an historic building.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8572

Buildings and beliefs: the history of a medieval parish church 
 Description:1 videocassette (20 min.) : 1 2 in.
Takes the viewer to All Saints Church North Street in York, and shows how the church building’s architectural features, including the multiple changes that were made over the years, can tell us a great deal about the social and religious beliefs of the people who built and used it.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7062

Buzz Yudell
 Description:1 videodisc (57 min., 10 sec.) : 4 3 4 in.
Interview with Buzz Yudell by former editor-in-chief of House Beautiful Louis Oliver Gropp.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 Y94 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 Y94

Cairo: 1001 years of Islamic art and architecture.
Contents:The grandeur of Cairo (16 min.) — II. The word, the vine and the stars : spiritual dimensions of Islamic art in Cairo (20 min.) — III. Survivors in stone : 1001 years of Islamic architecture in Cairo (51 min.). 1. The Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun, 876-79 ; 2. The Fatimids, 969-1171 ; 3. The Ayyubids, 1171-1250 ; 4. The Bahri Mamluks, 1250-1382 ; 5. The Burji Mamluks, 1382-1517 ; 6. The Ottoman era, 1517-1798 ; 7. The Muhammad Ali dynasty, 1805-1952 written by Caroline Williams ; produced by Gray Henry — IV. A few saints of Cairo : and counsels of Ibn Ata’Allah al-Iskandar written by Gray Henry.
 Description:1 videocassette (103 min.) : 1 2 in.
”This four-part presentation offers an introduction to the art and architecture of a great medieval city. Certain monuments make several appearances and are viewed from different aspects. This arrangement is intended to give the viewer a better understanding of the structures, forms and functions.”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9571

Camera three.: The city in the image of man :: ideas and works of Paolo Soleri
 Description:2 videocassettes (116 min.) : 1 2 in.
Featuring Paolo Soleri, architect-philosopher-future thinker, this series examines his ideas on architecture, the future of urban centers, the Earth’s ability to sustain itself under the increasing load of human population, the interaction of art and utility, the future of progress and technology, and the changing nature of man himself.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher

Carlo Scarpa
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
”Scarpa’s unique ability to successfully incorporate his own designs into historical renovation projects is shown at several locations, including the 15th-century Castelvecchio in Verona and Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo. Brion Memorial–one of the great enigmas of modern architecture–is examined as a hybrid of classical, abstract, and Japanese architectural forms. In Venice, craftsmen and fellow architects fondly remember Scarpa’s endless experimentation with color and textures”–Container.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 S286 C284

Case studies in sustainable design
 Description:1 videocassette (77 min.) : 1 2 in.
This program contains case studies taken from the 1993 AIA Building Connections teleconference and includes case studies on the Audubon Society Headquarters in New York City, the Way Station in Frederick, Maryland, Rocky Mountain Institute in Snowmass, Colorado, NMB Bank in the Netherlands, West Bend Mutual Insurance Headquarters in West Bend, Wisconsin, and the Greening of Harlem in New York City.
Call number:
CU Cooper Video VHS 108

Cathedral
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of a Gothic cathedral. Begins with a tour of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bourges, Beauvais, Notre Dame de Paris, Laon, and the Royal Abbey Church of St. Denis. Discusses life in the medieval era and how churches were a center of life.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 726.6 C363

Cathedral: the story of its construction 
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 58 min.) : 1 2 in.
A look at the 13th century cathedrals of France as religious and cultural centers of life. Includes cathedrals at Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bouges, and Beauvais, as well as Notre-Dame de Paris and St. Denis. Animated portions inspired by Macaulay’s line drawings trace the design and construction of an imaginery but historically accurate cathedral near Paris.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1613 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1613 c.2

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
 Description:1 videocassette (22 min.) : 1 2 in.
This highly individual architect took his inspiration from the very different sources of Japanese prints, Scottish tradition and organic natural forms, for a modern style well in advance of his time, rich yet simple. He was in fact the leading exponent of the distinctive style known as “Glascow Art Nouveau.” This film examines some of his best known architectural and decorative art works, as well as his late watercolors.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7150

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: a modern man 
 Description:1 videocassette (45 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes Mackintosh’s life and art. Shows a major retrospective of his work mounted by the Glasgow Museum’s McLellan Galleries.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA997.M3 C5 1996

Charles Rennie MacKintosh: Hill House 
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Presents a detailed study of Hill House designed by C. R. MacKintosh in the early part of the 20th century.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7149 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8092 M158 L665 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8092 M158 L665 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8092 M158 L665

Charlotte M. Frieze
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Lecture by professor and author Charlotte Frieze describing various forms of landscape architecture and garden design.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 712.3 F912c

Charlotte M. Frieze
 Description:1 videodisc (25 min., 44 sec.) : 4 3 4 in.
Lecture by professor and author Charlotte Frieze describing various forms of landscape architecture and garden design.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual

City visions
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in. 
Shows projects designed to humanize metropolitan areas, interwoven with commentaries of architects, city planners, and landscape designers. Discusses the problems automobiles have created, and reveals both radical and conservative measures that might be taken to restore cities to their inhabitants.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 14467

Claes Oldenburg: a film 
 Description:1 videocassette (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
Sculptor Claes Oldenburg comments on his life and art while at work on sculpture and drawings. Shows how his inspiration comes from the shapes of everyday objects and their structural resonances with other objects.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 13236

Classical architecture
 Description:1 videocassette (29 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the strong and lasting influence of the buildings of the Greek and Roman empires on generations of architects. The program classifies the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles of Greece and the Tuscan and composite styles of Rome. Examples are drawn from the ancient world as well as the Renaissance and neo-Classical period, with references to Inigo Jones, Vitruvius, Lord Burlington, Palladio, William Chambers, Robert and John Adams, and John Soanes. Discusses Prince Charles’ views and influence onmodern architecture.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 722.6 C614

Clouds of wood and stone :: the Greene & Greene Gamble House of Pasadena.
 Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.37 S838

Cluny: a light in the night 
 Description:1 videocassette (53 min.) : 1 2 in.
This video offers a fresh look at the architecture and sociopolitical impact of Cluny, at one time the largest church in the western world.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10419

Cologne: portrait of a cathedral 
 Description:1 videocassette (12 min.) : 1 2 in.
Tells the story of the Cathedral at Cologne from its beginning in the Middle Ages to the present. Shows why the building is considered the most important Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Includes a segment on the conservation and restoration work being done on the cathedral.
Call number:
NYU ConservIFA CVC 164 
NYU ConservIFA CVC 164

Colosseum
 Description:1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
An in-depth look at the Roman Colosseum today, and its role in the past.
Call number:
NYU RealEstate DG208 .C65 2001

David Anthony Easton & Charlotte Moss
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Lecture given by David Anthony Easton and Charlotte Moss as part of a series hosted by design journalist Louis Oliver Gropp. David Anthony Easton is an architect and interior designer and Charlotte Moss is a residential designer.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 747.2 D249 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 747.2 D249 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 747.2 D249 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 747.2 D249

Deconstructivist architects
 Description:1 videocassette (approx. 59 min.) : 1 2 in.
The narrator and various architects talk about deconstructivism.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10940

Design wars
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
When the Chicago city government decided to sponsor a competition for the design and construction of the new Harold Washington Library Center, the largest municipal library in the country, some of North America’s top architects chose to participate. This documentary focuses on how the five finalists balanced external constraints (budget, construction time allowances, physical location) and their own personal values and design challenges to create functional yet aesthetic architectural plans.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1878

Die bauten Adolf Hitlers: ein querschnitt durch die Nationalsozialistische, 1938 = Hitler’s buildings, National Socialist architecture in review-1938 
 Description:1 videocassette (17 min.) : 1 2 in.
Nationalistic 1938 film glorifying the architecture of 1930’s Germany. Featured buildings include youth schools, the Olympic stadium, Zeppelinfeld and the construction of the Reichautobahnen.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10618

Discovering sixteenth century Strasbourg
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
An overview of Germanic 16th century Strasbourg, reconstructing its civilization through architectural remains, maps, woodcuts, and engravings.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual DC801.S77 D58 1989

Dolly Curtis interviews.: A. E. Bye, landscape architectDescription:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
An interview of A.E. Bye, a landscape architect, by Dolly Curtis.
Call number:
CU Cooper Video VHS 122

Donna Goodman
 Description:1 videodisc (ca. 37 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
A lecture given by Donna Goodman at the New York School of Interior Design detailing trends in machine designs over the years being reflected in the set designs of the same periods. The lecture particularly focuses on the use of futuristic-like designs.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual

Dutch architecture through the ages: Architektur in den Niederlanden Gestern und Heute
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 30 minutues) : 1 2 in.
An English journalist photographer with a special interest in architecture and town planning visits the Netherlands. The camera follows him on his journey through the country, starting in Rotterdam. Attention is also devoted to the conservation and reconstruction of monuments and historic buildings, of which Het Loo Palace is a good example. His journey takes him to Amsterdam, via Buuren, Deventer, Blokzijl and the Barrier Dam.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1131 .D88 1987

Dwelling in the future
 Description:1 videocassette (26 min.) : 1 2 in.
Looks at current architectural design with an eye toward future trends such as utilizing the enviroment as a resource instead of dominating it, incorporating nature into heating cooling systems, computer-aided design, and the search for new materials and design concepts.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6360

Eastern State Penitentiary: a documentary Author:Bowditch, Christine.
 Description:1 videocassette (53 min.) : 1 2 in.
This documentary illustrated with period lithographs, engravings, and photographs, gives a detailed history of the prison from its initial practice of total solitary confinement through its transformation into an overcrowded “Big House” to its replacement with a modern facility in 1970. The narrative places Eastern’s changing practices in their social context and raises serious questions about the contemporary growth of prisons in the United States.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8450

English furniture.
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Looks at the designs of early English furniture and the techniques for crafting it.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NK2530 .E54 1993

Figure in a landscape: a conversation with J. B. Jackson 
 Description:1 videocassette (46 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the evolution of the American landscape through the eyes of John Brinckerhoff Jackson, considered by many to be the originator of landscape studies in the United States. Jackson, now retired, founded Landscape magazine, a publication dedicated to presenting architectural and historical analyses of the American landscape. The film is both a portrait of the man and a portrait of America’s human-made landscape, moving through time and across the country, from the close-knit and deeply rooted Puritan New England village to the contemporary landscape of the road, the shopping Mall and the trailer park.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1902

Five millennia Mesopotamian architectural heritage
 Description:1 videocassette (26 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores the architectural and cultural history of ancient Mesopotamia, as revealed through archaeological discoveries based in its major extinct cities. The origins, basic motifs, and lasting influences of Islamic architecture are highlighted.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA467 .F59 1990

Florence: video portrait of a city 
 Description:1 videocassette (55 min.) : 1 2 in.
An informal tour of Florence, Italy and its immediate environs, showing some of its most famous buildings, churches, sculpture, paintings and streets. Includes anecdotal scenes of local commerce and social life as well as a section concerning the life and work of Michelangelo.
Call number:
NYU ConservIFA CVC 106

Folds, blobs + boxes: architecture in the digital era.
 Description:1 videocassette (59 min) : 1 2 in.
Visits the 2001 exhibition Folds, blobs + boxes at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Features architect designers discussing their approaches to digital architecture with Joseph Rosa, curator of the exhibition. Describes how today’s digitally educated designers are continuing to redefine architectural pedagogy and practice, producing forms that can be described as folds and blobs as well as the new digital boxes.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12492

Fontainebleau: the changing image of kingship.
 Description:1 videocassette (24 min.) : 1 2 in.
A Description of King Francis’ life and palace Fontainebleau.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA7735 .F6 1988

Frank Gehry: an architecture of joy 
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
This film is about Gehry’s work of the 1990s: his breakthroughs in architecture and the extraordinary flowering of his work during this decade. It gives insight into Gehry’s approach to his architecture through visits with him to some of his key works: The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the primary example of his use of the Dassault computer program; the Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, which he designed before Bilbao and without the help of computers; the Vitra Museum at Weil am Rhein, his first European commission; the Energy Center at Bad Oeynhausen, a technical and cultural center; and finally, the DG Bank Conference Center at Berlin’s historic Paris Square, a controversial building which Gehry himself thinks may be one of his best works, and whose construction we follow throughout the film.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10863

Frank Gehry: architecture in motion 
 Description:1 videocassette (45 min.) : 1 2 in.
Frank Gehry talks about the philosophy of his architecture and furniture design, and explains the ideas behind a selection of his works.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6357 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.G44 F725 1996

Frank Gehry: Bilbao and before 
 Description:1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1 2 in.
A portrait of American architect Frank Gehry, showing designs of his buildings worldwide.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.G44 F73 1998

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School
 Description:1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the origins of the Prairie School style as exemplified by the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright and his associates, using the words of Wright himself, art historians, and other architects. Video clips and archival photos demonstrate the contrast of the Victorian style and Wright’s vision of the new American home.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 W949 F8282

Frank Lloyd Wright
 Description:1 videodisc (ca. 153 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright’s buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright’s personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.W7 F72 2004

Frank Lloyd Wright: the masterpieces 
 Description:4 videocassettes (102 min.) : 1 2 in.
A comprehensive look at the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Volume 1 starts with the Chicago school and his creation of the Prairie House; volume 2 explores Wright’s California homes as well as Taliesin East, Fallingwater, etc.; volume 3 includes the Florida Southern College and the Guggenheim; and volume 4 includes Taliesin West and the Beth Shalom Synagogue.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 W949 F8283 
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 W949 F8283 
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 W949 F8283 
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 W949 F8283

Frank Lloyd Wright: the office for Edgar J. Kaufmann 
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores the historical and social context for the office which Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his most distinguished client, Edgar J. Kaufmann. Includes interviews with Pedro E. Guerrero (photographer who worked with Wright from 1940 to the architect’s death in 1959), Edgar Tafel (architect, charter apprentice at Taliesin Fellowship, and construction supervisor at Fallingwater), and Eric Lloyd Wright (architect, Taliesin apprentice and grandson of Wright).
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 W949 F828t

Frank Lloyd Wright: the Robie house 
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
While not the first type of this style, the Robie house is presented as a successful example of Mr. Wright’s “Prairie style.”
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7106 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8 F828 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8 F828

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
 Description:1 videodisc (60 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
In 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a country house for the Kaufmann family over a small stream in Western Pennsylvania. He named it Fallingwater. It remains one of Wright’s most acclaimed buildings. Fallingwater, perhaps more than any other building, exemplifies Wright’s concept of ‘organic’ architecture, which seeks to harmonize people and nature by integrating the building, the site, and its inhabitants into a unified whole. It has been named ‘the best all-time work of American architecture’ by the American Institute of Architects. And today, the iconic image of the house over the waterfall, remains a testament to a great architect working at the height of his career. The story of Fallingwater is about the relationships between the site, the building, the clients, and the architect. Lynda Waggoner, director of Fallingwater, along with architectural historian, Richard Cleary, draw upon personal experiences and historical records to explain the unique circumstances which came together to create this true American masterpiece.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.W7 F7375 2005

Frederick the Great and San Souci
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Gives a rendering of Frederick the Great’s life and of his palace San Souci.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7070

French Gothic architecture: the cathedrals.
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6711 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 726.6 F873

Futures
Contents:101. Agriculture — 102. Aircraft design — 103. Architecture and structural engineering — 104. Automotive design — 105. Cartography — 106. Fashion — 107. Water engineering — 108. Optics — 109. Putting man in space — 110. Sound engineering — 111. Statistics — 112. Sports performance.
 Description:6 videocassettes (30 min. each) : 1 2 in. 
Discussions on a variety of vocations intended to motivate students in grades 7-12 to study mathematics.
Call number:
CU Cooper Video VHS 071 
CU Cooper Video VHS 071 
CU Cooper Video VHS 071 
CU Cooper Video VHS 071 
CU Cooper Video VHS 071 
CU Cooper Video VHS 071 
CU Cooper Video VHS 071

Gaudí
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Depicts the architecture of Antoni Gaudi (1853-1926) described as neo-gothic, art-nouveau, organic, and neo-Catalan.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11312 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1913.G3 G38 1992 
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 G267 G2672

George Segal
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) :
Presents a portrait of American sculptor George Segal, known for the plaster casts he makes which capture ordinary people in ordinary situations and poses. The presentation examines his views on art and shows him at work.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 13223

Glories of medieval art: the Cloisters 
 Description:1 videocassette (27 min.) : 1 2 in.
The director of the Metropolitan Museum escorts viewers through an ensemble of spaces and gardens that evoke the medieval period at New York’s famous museum.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N611.C6 G5 1989

Goff in der Wüste: Goff in the desert : Bruce Goff, 1904-1982 : Architektur als Autobiographie 
 Description:1 videodisc (110 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
German filmmaker Heinz Emigholz presents the work of inventive American architect Bruce Goff. Apprenticed at age 12 but never formally educated as an architect, Goff’s work displays a unique style that sets it apart from most 20th century architecture.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 4766

Gothic cathedrals
 Description:1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1 2 in.
The Gothic cathedral stands as a rich and complex design. The engineering behind these great testaments to faith has not changed dramatically in 900 years.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 14630

Greek fire.: Part 6,: Architecture
 Description:1 videocassette (28 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines how the Greeks influenced Western architecture and whether we can hold on to those values as we build larger cities.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 4154

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
 Description:1 videocassette (33 min.) : 1 2 in.
Architect Frank Gehry’s extraordinary building in the Basque country of northern Spain resembles a gigantic abstract sculpture in titanium, glass and limestone. Its luminous exterior is as visually stimulating as the cathedral-like atrium and the organic forms of the galleries–an artful complement to the building’s artistic Contents. Gehry discusses his design approach and the architectural evolution of the museum, from sketches, to computerized blueprints, to the completed project.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10360

Hardwick Hall: power and architecture.
 Description:1 videocassette (24 min.) : 1 2 in.
Hardwick Hall’s architecture is both innovative and yet typical of the Elizabethan period. The video discusses factors influencing its design as well as the personality of its owner-builder, Elizabeth, Countess of Hardwick and its brilliant architect, Robert Smythson.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA997.S6 H37 1989

Hatra
 Description:1 videocassette : 1 2 in.
Hatra (or Hadr) was a fortress-like town in the barren desert area i north-west Iraq, between Mosul and Samarra. The Hatra era lasted from about 400 B.C. to A.D. 300, and the town was at its height during the first century A.D. This film is a visual survey of the art and architecture of Hatra, and the ongoing excavations there.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual DS70.5.H3 H38 1990z

Hemelse modder: architectuur en magie in West-Afrika = Heavenly mud : architecture and magic in Mali 
 Description:1 videodisc (52 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
”This unique film takes us on a journey down the Niger River in Mali (West Africa) filled with rarely seen traditional African architecture. These edifices are as visionary as anything conceived by Gaudi in the 20th century. The power and striking beauty of African architecture is immediately apparent… The film compares ancient African architecture to twentieth century “organic” architecture as practiced by Frank Lloyd Wright and Antonio Gaudi. A famous Dutch organic architect, Max van Huut , believes modern Western architecture has contributed to alienation, whereas contemporary organic architecture, with its more human scale, contributes to a sense of community”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3664

Hijas Katuri Associates Sdn exhibition
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 20 min.) : 1 2 in.
An exhibition of the buildings designed by Hijjas Kasturi Associates, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1525 .H55 1996

Historical styles: Italian Renaissance Author:[Breger, W.]
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.) : 1 2 in.
A filmed illustrated lecture given by W. Bregner, who discusses the aesthetic theories and expressive values behind Italian Renaissance art and architecture in their Early, Middle, and Late manifestations. The discussion is set against the background of the social history and customs of the period and includes an overview of the decorative arts of the Renaissance focusing primarily on furniture.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 709.024 H673

History of construction and materials
 Description:1 videocassette (15 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the history of architecture and its building materials from prehistoric times to the present. Includes questions for review and future forecasting.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes 690.09 H673

Hong Kong: Asia’s new skyline 
 Description:1 videocassette (29 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines examples of modern architecture in Hong Kong.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11991

How do we know what home looks like?
 Description:1 videocassette (32 min.) : 1 2 in.
Images filmed in the Firminy-Vert housing project, designed by Le Corbusier and constructed after his death in South Central France, are used along with interviews of residents of the building in an exploration of the relationship between architecture and living spaces.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9168

Hugh Hardy
 Description:1 videodisc (54 min., 46 sec.) : 4 3 4 in.
Interview with Hugh Hardy by former editor-in-chief of House Beautiful Louis Oliver Gropp.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 H269 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 H269

Hugh Hardy
 Description:1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Lecture given by Hugh Hardy as part of a series hosted by the New York School of Interior Design. Hardy is the founding partner of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. Among his projects are the New Victory and New Amsterdam theaters, Radio City Music Hall, and the New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual

I.M. Pei: The museum on the mountain : Miho Museum, Shiga, Japan 
Contents:First person singular: I.M. Pei (84:00) — The museum on the mountain (49:00).
 Description:1 videodisc (133 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
”With two full-length documentaries and a portofolio of twenty projects, this special edition DVD presents the life and work of one of the most inspired and inspiring architects of our time, I.M. Pei.”–Container insert.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 4807 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA712 .I2 2003

In search of clarity: the architecture of Gwathmey Siegel.
 Description:1 videodisc (45 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Documentary takes an in-depth look at the partnership and accomplishments of Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 5758 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.G94 I6 1995

Indian journeys
 Description:1 videocassette (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
Layer upon layer of archaeological ruins in India mirror its history of religious strife. Historian William Dalrymple guides viewers through the remains of edifices in the City of Delhi that played a role in religious confrontations. He shows where the Muslim Turks from Afghanistan built their mosque from the ruins of Hindu temples. Hindus and Muslims were often at war. Sufism, a mystical religion of Persia, is sometimes able to span the two religions. Currently the BJP, the right wing Hindu Nationalist party, threatens warfare against the Muslims. Will India be able to survive in an age of fundamentalism?
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11150

Industrial architecture: AEG and Fagus factories 
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
Shows two different approaches to industrial architecture by describing and contrasting the interiors and exteriors of Berlin’s AEG and Fagus factories, both of which were built in the early 1900s. Shows how each of these factories is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7112

James Stewart Polshek
 Description:1 videocassette (90 min.) : 1 2 in.
Lecture given by James Stewart Polshek as part of a series hosted by design journalist Louis Oliver Gropp.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 J29 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 J29 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 J29 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 J29

Kedleston
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
A tour of Kedleston Hall, the Derbyshire home of the Curzon family. Commissioned in 1765 by Nathaniel Curzon, the first Baron Scarsdale, it was designed by Robert Adam in the classical revival style. Its architecture and grounds are particularly noted, including the use of water in the serpentine lakes, with emphasis on how the whole forms a unified plan and reflects the classical revival period.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7104 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8 K25 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8 K25

La Febbre viva
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
This spectacular college of music and images charts one period of great and momentous change at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth – the time of the coming of electricity, the development of telecommunications, the invasion of advertising, the birth of film and aviation, the spread of consumerism and the automobile. The camera discovers and explores the new style in fine and applied art that is influenced all these innovations and is mirrored in them. In Italy this new style is called “Liberty,” in France “Art Nouveau,” in England “New Style,” in Germany “Jugendistil,” in Austria “Secession,” and in Spain “Modernism.” — many names for one and the same upheaval.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11921 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NX600.A7 F43 1990z

Laban’s legacy: Rudolf Laban and his language for human movement 
Contents:The Inner Ring: the British protâegâes innovators — Second ring: advancing Laban’s framework.Disc 1: Jean Newlove: “the living architecture” discusses how actors study movement and the usefulness of Choreutics ; Valerie Preston-Dunlop: “an extraordinary man” discusses Laban’s early years in Europe ; Geraldine Stephenson: “a life for dance” discusses creating dances with meaning and the usefulness of Efforts — disc 2: Warren Lamb: “movement literacy” discusses finding meaning in movement patterns ; Anne Hutchinson Guest: “clarity in motion” discusses the value of notation — disc 3: Sam Thornton: “creating a Movement Choir” observe Sam’s process of building a movement choir ; Peggy Hackney: “patterns of connectivity” discusses the development of Body concepts in LMA — disc 4: Carol-Lynne Moore: “what is Space Harmony?” discusses the metaphysical threads in Laban’s life ; William Forsythe: “scratching beyond the surfaces” discusses the value of Laban’s theories to a dancer’s art.
 Description:4 videodiscs : 4 3 4 in.
A collection of interviews with artists and teachers from the Laban heritage.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3642 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3642 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3642 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3642

Le Corbusier
 Description:1 videocassette (46 min.) : 1 2 in.
Deals with the life and works of the architect Le Corbusier. Explains his revolutionary ideas on architecture and urban renewal and shows their practical application in his most important buildings in Europe and Asia.
Call number:
NYU ConservIFA CVC 108 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1053.J4 L39 1986 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 L433 L433

Le Corbusier: Villa La Roche 
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
A descriptive architectural promenade through the Villa La Roche designed as part art gallery, part residence for Raoul La Roche by Le Corbusier in Paris during the 1920’s.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8 L433 L433L

Le Corbusier: Villa Savoye 
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Presents a detailed study of Villa Savoye, designed by Le Corbusier. Discusses many ideas and themes used by the architect in his work.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6722 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.8 L433 L433

Light on the stones: the medieval church of Vézelay 
 Description:1 videocassette (24 min.) : 1 2 in. +
Intended to give students the experience of visiting a Medieval church and of hearing music contemporary with the church. Vézelay was chosen and the script written to emphasize the difference between Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and to suggest how a rather typical church plan functioned and was modified.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2473 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2473

Lighting fundamentals
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explains light behavior and lighting fundamentals of calcuations, optical control and basic electrical sources.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 621.32 L54

Lost treasures of Tibet
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Join the race against time as art and restoration experts mix history, science and politics in a complicated and daunting mission to preserve Mustang’s religious works of art.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 13538

Louis I. Kahn: an offering to architecture 
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1 2 in.
”This film presents Louis Kahn’s mature work, and the qualities of talent and character that made him such an outstanding architect. The voice of Kahn himself provides narration for the film, using excerpts from audio recordings of the many talks he gave around the world.”–Container.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.K32 L68 1992

Louis Kahn: silence and light 
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Louis Kahn talks about his work; other architects comment on him and his architecture, which is seen as transcending trend and style, and which focuses on light and timeless qualities.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10865

Mathematics of architecture: building by numbers.
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
This film demonstrates the application of mathematics to architectural designs, from Palladio’s harmoniously proportionate villas to the chaotic architecture of Parc de la Villette in Paris, designed by architect Bernard Tschumi.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9925

Michael Graves
 Description:1 videocassette (90 min.) : 1 2 in.
Lecture given by Michael Graves as part of a series hosted by design journalist Louis Oliver Gropp.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 M621 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 M621 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 M621 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 M621

Mies
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
A critical portrait of the architect, commemorating the centennial of his birth in 1886. Recently rediscovered, rare film footage allows Mies to explain his philosophy and approach to design. Revisits sites of Mies most innovative work including the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Chicago, the first campus designed entirely by one person since Jefferson’s University of Virginia, and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, his last work and perhaps greatest accomplishment in the use of the clear span design.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10782 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1088.M65 A4 1997

Ming in Minneapolis :: Ming chung ming
 Description:1 videocassette (27 min.) : 1 2 in.
An entire house is acquired in China, transported and reassembled by Chinese artisans for exhibit in Minnesota.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher

Modern design and theory: new visions Author:Breger, W.
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) : 1 2 in.
W. Breger lectures on the basis of modern architectural and interior design as being the result of new technologies and new social patterns and values that came into being with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in Europe around 1800. Breger applies this theory to a succession of 19th and 20th century artistic design styles, including Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Bauhaus.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 709.034 M689 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 709.034 M689

Modern marvels.: Empire State Building
 Description:1 videodisc (50 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Here is the colorful story of this beloved building, including the innovations it inspired, and its enduring popularity today. From the first plans to the final rivet, explore the incredible story of the Empire State Building.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual F128.8.E46 M634 2005

Moderne and modernistic
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Discusses the Modern movement in commercial architecture beginning in the 1930’s.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11815

Modernism
 Description:1 videocassette (23 min., 15 sec.) : 1 2 in.
Reviews the origins of modern styles that strip away artifice and take residential architecture in a new direction of flat roofs, straight lines, and walls of glass. Examines the many forms that Modernist homes take. Features homes in Paris, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11563

Monuments of ancient Greece
Contents:v. 1. The rise of the Greeks — v. 2. The glory that was Greece.
 Description:2 videocassettes (40 min.) : 1 2 in +
This program explores Greek culture from its Minoan beginnings to the close of the classical era. It discusses Greek art as it developed throughout the Greek-speaking world, culminating in Athens, the birthplace of western civilization.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7509 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7509 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7509 



More than shelter: the public life of buildings 
 Description:1 videocassette (29 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores the most controversial of contemporary architectural movements–postmodernism. Examines the impact and accomplishments of the movement, and evaluates specific postmodernist buildings around the United States, including the At&T Corporate Headquarters Building in New York and the East Wing Addition to the National Gallery in Washington.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2072

Mr Jefferson and his university
 Description:1 videocassette (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
”Thomas Jefferson was the architect not only of the Declaration of Independence but– in a literal rather than literary sense– of the University of Virginia and Monticello. This documentary looks at the places Jefferson designed and built to examine the originality of his thought and his astonishing achievements in architecture and design in a State that was then America’s frontier.”–Container.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 J45 M939

My architect
 Description:1 videodisc (116 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Nathaniel Kahn documents the life and works of his father, Louis Kahn. Louis Kahn had an “official” family, including his wife Esther and daughter Sue Ann. He had two other secret families: with fellow architect Anne Tyng he had a daughter, Alexandra, and with his colleague Harriet Pattison he had Nathaniel.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3050 
NSSR NewSchool DVD 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA712 .M9 2005

Norman Foster
 Description:1 videocassette (51 min.) : 1 2 in.
”This program explores the extraordinary range of work undertaken by Foster, looking in particular at his most recent successes: the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the Carré dÁrt in Nîmes, Stansted Airport, and the Lycée Albert Camus in Frejus”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6359

Of leaves and of earth: traditional tribal architecture of the Cameroon 
 Description:1 videocassette (45 min.) : 1 2 in.
Cameroon is a country where man and women continue to constract their own habitats according to ancestral methods and in perfect harmony with the environment in which they live.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8823

Ottoman supremacy: the Suleymaniye, Istanbul 
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) : 1 2 in.
The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I (1520-66), known in the West as the Magnificent, in 1550 commissioned his architect Sinan to build a mosque complex in Istanbul, the Suleiman ye, which also included a university, a hospital, a public kitchen, a religious hostel, and a maausoleum for the Sultan. This documentary film examines the symbolism of the design and decoration, and the functions of this, the greatest building completed since Roman times.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA5870 .O87 1989

Painting the town: the illusionistic murals of Richard Haas 
 Description:1 videocassette (56 min.) : 1 2 in.
This exuberant film portrait introduces the witty work of architectural muralist Richard Haas, whose mammoth murals have caused double takes in cities across the United States. A graceful flight of stairs, a cast-iron facade, a bridge, an arched entranceway, even the famous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach are, at second glance, not what they appear. Haas uses painted architecture to transform environments, humanizing the stark and sometimes brutal geometry of contemporary cityscapes.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2067

Palladio: Venetian palazzos & villas 
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
Film pays tribute to the masterful palazzos and villas of Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, better known as Palladio (1508-1580). A master stonemason, great scholar, and brilliant architect, Paladio fused his profound love of classical form with a constant inventiveness that stressed subtlety of proportion, composition, and equilibrium. In this tape, viewers are taken on a detailed tour of the interiors and exteriors of Palladio’s greatest architectural triumphs, from his early Basilica in Vicenza to the majestic villas he built in the Venetian countryside and the great Venetian church of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 P164 P164

Paris 1900
 Description:1 videocassette (14 min.) : 1 2 in.
Captures the fin de siecle on archival film by the renowned Lumiere brothers. Shows the World’s Fair, Opera Comique, Rodin’s Gates of Hell the work of the Impressionists and Picasso. Paris at the end of a major cultural epoch.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1050 .P37 1998

Paris, roman dþune ville
 Description:1 videocassette (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
Film made to mark the centenary of the death of Baron Haussmann. A scrutinization of objects that are so familiar that they are no longer seen: a wooden shutter, the angle of a street, a carving on a facade, etc. In this film, Haussmannþs scheme is considered as a rigorous and coherent means of controlling the growth of a city.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6785

Paris, spectacle of modernity
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) 1 2 in.
Three art historians discuss Paris as the center of “modernity” as represented by the art and architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7074

Patterns of social order as reflected by architecture: Part 1,: Introduction to the series
 Description:1 videocassette (34 min.) : 1 2 in.
Introduces the relationship between architecture and social order. It offers a brief summary of the concept as manifest in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Athens, Rome, and Byzantium and in Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Realist, and Post-Industrial architecture.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes 720.103 P316

Peter Shelton & Lee F. Mindel
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Lecture given by Peter L. Shelton and Lee F. Mindel, of Shelton & Mindel Associates, as part of a series hosted by design journalist Louis Oliver Gropp.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 P478 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 P478 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 P478 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 P478

Philip Johnson: diary of an eccentric architect .
 Description:1 videodisc (55 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.J6 P47 1996

Philip Johnson: diary of an eccentric architect 
 Description:1 videocassette (55 min.) : 1 2 in.
Philip Johnson discusses various periods of his work from the Philip Johnson Estate, New Canaan, CT.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA737.J6 P54 1996

Places for the soul: the architecture of Christopher Alexander 
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : 1 2 in.
American architect, author, and architectural theorist and critic Christopher Alexander talks about what it is that infuses architecture with life and why we have to find ways of doing this in our time. He believes that buildings should be shaped by the ways that people live and feel. To pursue this end he founded the Center for Environmental Structure, the goal of which is to develop a new approach to architecture where feeling comes first and process is paramount. Life cannot be produced from an architectural drawing but only from a process. This approach incorporates the design of buildings into every step and every detail of their construction, often conflicting with standard architectural practices. Two of Alexander’s projects serve as illustration for his theories — the New Eishin School in Japan and Julian Street Inn (a residence and center for the homeless mentally ill) in California.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2467

Plans in progress: innovative design study for the World Trade Center site 
 Description:1 videocassette (ca 40 min.) : 1 2 in.
Nine design concepts for The World Trade Center site.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12973 
NYU Web Internet 
Related Resource: http: www.renewnyc.com

Praha: barokní = The Baroque.
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 3 4 in.
 Description of the art and architecture of Baroque Prague.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9739P

Praha: secesní = of the Art Nouveau.
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 3 4 in.
 Description of the Art Nouveau art and architecture of Prague.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9740P

Proud towers
 Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
The skyscraper, rising free of the city, is the one building type that is unquestionably American, recognized throughout the world as the most potent architectural expression of national and corporate pride. Examines the forerunner of skyscrapers as well as a succession of skyscrapers, including the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1956 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 721.042 P947

Public space, public work
 Description:1 videocassette (24 min.) : 1 2 in.
A documentary that looks at the way in which women have been involved with architecture and the particular ways in which women utilize or consume architecture differently than men. Also looks at the public work of some women architects worldwide.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA2543.W65 P82 1991

Quito at the crossroads
 Description:1 videocassette (27 min.) : 1 2 in.
A video presentation which discusses the collaborative effort of the city of Quito and the Getty Conservation Institute to preserve the historic districts and colonial architecture of Quito. It explores the problems met in balancing a preservation project with the needs of an urban population.
Call number:
NYU ConservIFA CVC 197

R.M. Schindler: the Lovell beach house 
 Description:1 videocassette (29 min.) 1 2 in.
Pupils of Frank Lloyd Wright adopt the West Coast International style of architecture: R.M. Schindler’s Lovell beach house at Newport Beach, California; and Richard Neutra’s Health House, built for the same patron, 50 miles away.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7108

Resorts: paradise reclaimed 
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Americans at rest want to return to a tamed and peaceful nature. There are parks with forests, lakes, hills, meadows, foot and bridle paths and architecture to complement the settings. Among the places visited in the program are: New York’s Central Park, the Newport Casino in Rhode Island, Palm Beach in Florida and others. Also examines the American search for fantasy as reflected in the great hotels of Miami Beach and Disney World.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1954 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728.0973 P947

Richard Meier
 Description:1 videocassette (59 min.) : 1 2 in.
Richard Meier speaks about his buildings and his philosophy of architecture.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10869

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
 Description:1 videocassette (59 min.) : 1 2 in.
This production delves into the philosophy and work of two of America’s most controversial architects, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. The film introduces their most important works, including: the Vanna Venturi House, Princeton’s Wu Hall, and Thomas Labs; the Guild House. Central to the film is the initial design phase and presentation of their most prestigious commission to date– the National gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10785

Rural life: image and reality 
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes various cottages and villages that were part of the picturesque tradition of art in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7121

Sacred ground
 Description:1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
This documentary examines the controversy surrounding the plans to rebuild on the site of the World Trade Center after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 2716

Scotland in the Enlightenment
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
A look at some of the buildings and paintings of eighteenth-century Scotland in the context of society, politics and intellectual currents of the time, particularly in relation to the Enlightenment.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7148

Seville: the edge of empire 
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) : 1 2 in.
An overview of Seville’s architectural designs during the 15th through the 17th centuries.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6196

Shropshire in the 16th century
 Description:1 videocassette (24 min.) : 1 2 in.
Surviving civic and domestic architecture in Shrewsbury, England, and the surrounding Shropshire countryside tell us much about the area in the sixteenth century. The most important cash commodity of the time was wool. Wool production had hitherto been concentrated on the great monastic estates, but when these were divided up and sold during The Reformation, it was lawyers and merchants who had the ready money to buy them. The ownership, the materials, the Function and the style of the buildings they put up or adapted were all influenced by the social, political and economic changes of the time.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual DA670.S4 S57 1989

Sir John Soane: an English architect, an American legacy.
 Description:1 videodisc (62 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
”This film investigates both the influence of antiquity on Soane, following in his Grand Tour footsteps through Rome and Sicily, as well as the ways his stripped-down classical style helped guide the American architects out of the strictures of Modernism.”–Backcover.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA997.S7 S57 2005

Skyscrapers: art & architecture 
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 51 min.) : 1 2 in.
The Empire State Building has been passed many times over in the quest for new heights, and still no one knows how high we can go. Go behind the scenes of some of the greatest skyscrapers ever built and learn whether physics will ever impose limits on us.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11548 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA6230 .S54 2000

Sotsgorod, steden voor de Heilstaat: Cities for Utopia 
Contents:Ernst May, Moscow, 1930 — Hannes Meyer, Dessau, 1930 — Bauhaus Brigade — Sotsgorod Kuznetsk, design: Ernst May, 1931; inhabitant: Sergei Kislitsin, 1995 — Sotsgorod Magnitogorsk (infant school nr.74), 1930 — Sotsgorod Orsk (canteen “Helios”), design: Schmidt Brigade, 1930; apprentice: Olga Suchova, 1995 — Kemerovo (area Autonomous Industrial Colony), design: Van Loghem, 1926; inhabitant: Ivan Bykov, 1995 — Magnitogorsk, 1930 — Novokoeznetsk, 1995 — Kemerovo, 1995 — Magnitogorsk, 1995 — Kemerovo, 1927 — Mart Stam, Magnitogorsk, 1931 — Kemerovo, 1995 — Novokoeznetsk, 1995 — Hannes Meyer, 1936 — Hans Schmidt, 1934 — Orsk, 1934 — Phillipp Tolziner and Konrad Puschel — Kemerovo.
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 131 min.) : 1 2 in.
”After the chaos of the Russian revolution and civil war, the desolate steppes, a seemingly limitless source of coal and iron, became a crucial part of the Communist Party’s strategy for financing the social utopia. Huge industrial cities had to be built to house hundreds of thousands of workers. The Soviet Union had no architects who could design cities such as these….in the late Twenties and early Thirties, well-known modern architects from Western Europe were invited to create the habitat for the workers’ paradise.”–Container. Tells the stories of the architects, and includes interviews with remaining survivors, Jan Rutgers, Magarete Schutte-Lihotzky, and Phillipp Tolziner.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 13849

Suburbs: Arcadia for everyone 
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Americans dream of owning a single family home in the country, ideally not too far from the city workplace. There are many shapes to this dream, and though in some places it has turned nightmare, owning one’s home is still the glory of American life.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1953 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.9173 P947

Super structures.: Skyscrapers
 Description:1 videocassette (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA6230 .S96 1997

Sustainable architecture
 Description:1 videocassette (38 min.) : 1 2 in.
”This video is a thorough and interesting exploration of the elements of architectural design that work towards sustainability. There are sections on planning & design, basic building design, embodied energy & resources in buildings, vernacular architecture, energy & resource use in buildings, heating, cooling & ventilation, lighting, infrastructures, and a holistic challenge.”–Container.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10103

Taliesin: the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright 
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
This program reaches back to 1932 when Wright and his wife, Olgivanna Lasovich, co-founded the Taliesin Fellowship, in which Wright actively participated by sharing his unique theories on organic architecture with his students.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 3879

The American house: a guide to architectural styles.
 Description:1 videocassette (23 min.) : 1 2 in. +
Teaches viewers how to identify the most common styles of American houses.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 728 A512

The Amiens trilogy.: Part I,: Reflections
 Description:1 videocassette (13 min., 30 sec.) : 1 2 in.
Enjoy a walk-through of the Amiens Cathedral, located north of Paris and built in the 50 years after 1220, offers an extraordinary vision of Gothic space and structure, expressing the zenith of medieval technical prowess. Experience one of the greatest religious, artistic, and engineering achievements ever constructed.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7873

The Amiens trilogy.: Part II,: Revelation: Notre-Dame, Cathedral of Amiens (1220-1269) 
 Description:1 videocassette (13 min.) : 1 2 in.
Amiens Cathedral, located north of Paris and built in the 50 years after 1220, offers an extraordinary experience of Gothic space and structure, expressing the height of the technical prowess of the Middle Ages. Using the most sophisticated techniques of our own age, advance computer animation employing Softimage on Silicon Graphics computers at Columbia University, professor Stephen Murray and his team tell the original story of how the great French cathedral is encoded as an image of Heaven, the way it was built, and why it nearly collapsed.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7874

The ancient kingdom of Great Zimbabwe
 Description:1 videocassette (22 min.) : 1 2 in.
Around 600 years ago the most powerful ruler of southeast Africa lived in a vast city of over 10,000 inhabitants – the ancient Kingdom and city of Great Zimbabwe. Houses of the ruling elite and the palace of the king were surrounded by an enormous circular stone wall covered with carved and painted clay. This wall was built as a display of power and to provide privacy for the rulers rather than for defense. The city had its golden age between 1200 and 1450 A.D. and then entered a long decline and was finally completely abandoned. So impressive were the walls even in semi-ruin that later European colonists claimed that they could not have been built by native Africans. This film takes a detailed look at the remains of the city, the walls and precious artifacts unearthed at the site in 1902.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2742

The Arch: the triumph of mathematics and architecture.
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
This program addresses the mechanics of building the arches found in cathedrals. Chartres and Ely Cathedrals serve as subjects for a discussion of vector equilibrium, lines of thrust, planes of action, buttresses, flying buttresses, and pinnacles. The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Beauvais Cathedral are also examined.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 726.51 A669

The architecture of mud
 Description:1 videocassette (53 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes the techniques and uses of mud bricks as building materials in Hadhramaut region of southeast Yemen. Discusses the stages of mud construction, its advantages over cement, and the value of lime waterproofing.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11927

The art & science of lighting design
 Description:1 videocassette (23 min.) : 1 2 in.
Views lighting design from the historical, biological and psychological perspectives.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 729.28 A78

The Barcelona Pavilion.
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 20 min.) : 1 2 in.
The story of Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, commissioned from the architect by the German Government for the International Expositaon in Barcelona, Spain in 1929. Constructed in stone, glass and chrome in the architect’s sleek, innovative modern style, it contrasted sharply with all the buildings around it which were mostly mammoth pastiches of historical styles. Although demolished in 1930 and not withstanding the loss of all the original palns, the pavilion was reconstructed in 1985 on its original site by three Spanish architects. Using archival photographs and films and interviews with the Spanish architects, this short documentary analyses the plan and design of the Pavilion and discusses its materials, color scheme and furniture.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2436 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 725.91 B242

The Bauhaus in Weimar, 1919-1925
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Until 1923, the Bauhaus was vulnerable to criticisms that it was too preoccupied with bizarre individualistic artistic expression and not with actual production. After 1923, the opposite view established itself. The Bauhaus was the first institution to apply itself singlemindedly to the problems of designing for industry.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7371

The belly of an architect
 Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 119 min.) : 1 2 in.
An American architect travels to Rome to set up an exhibition. As he is increasingly obsessed with his wife’s adultery and his own failing health, the beauty of Rome becomes the backdrop to his erratic and self destructive behavior.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 9882

The building of Bath
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 26 min.) : 1 2 in.
Shows the architectural design and construction of mainly 18th and 19th century Georgian buildings and other structures of Bath, England.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6356 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.9423 B932

The Call of the monuments
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 8 min.) : 1 2 in.
Acid rain, air pollution, salt, noise, trapped moisture and biological attack from plants and animals are quickly and steadily destroying the world’s heritage of great architectural and sculptural monuments. This short film shows some of the damage that has been and is being done and reviews some of the new tests and scientific procedures that are being developed to measure environmental effects on stone, metal and glass. The monuments call out for prompt restoration and treatment but time is running out. The film ends with the statement: “Only wider public and private commitment in the form of funding, manpower, research and media attention will save our heritage.”
Call number:
NYU ConservIFA CVC 166

The Case study house program, 1945-1966: an anecdotal history & commentary 
 Description:1 videocassette (56 min.) : 1 2 in.
A history of the Case Study House Program initiated by John Entenza of Arts & Architecture magazine in 1945, through interviews with key participants. The Program was an attempt to shape the course of the post-World War II building boom away from traditional housing and toward progressive modern design by using new technologies to produce well-designed affordable housing. Includes film of ten of the houses built in the Program, and commentary by the architects and original clients.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA7235.C22 S685 1989

The Celestial Empire: The path of the dragon 
Contents:Part 1. The Path of the Dragon — pt. 2. China and the Outside World — pt. 3. History of Trade in China — pt. 4. Commerce and Daily Life — pt. 5. History of Invention & Discovery — pt. 6. Secrets of Chinese Economy — pt. 7. China at the Crossroads — pt. 8. History of Manufacturing — pt. 9. China Institutionalizes Itself — pt. 10. China in the 20th Century — pt. 11. The Business Environment in China — pt. 12. Family and Social Life in China — pt. 13. Traditional Concepts of Morality in China –pt. 14.Land of archaeology — pt. 15. A nation of Diversity — pt. 16. The Chinese Language — pt. 17. The Chinese calendar — pt. 18. Architecture of China.
 Description:13 videocassettes (338 min.) : 1 2 in.
”This 13 part series follows Chinese history with its unrelenting perserverance through the ages, and explains why China is the only surviving empire in the world today. Both the past and present are explored with each episode focusing on a unique facet of Chinese life.”
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher 
NYU Bobst AFisher 
NYU Bobst AFisher 
NYU Bobst AFisher 
NYU Bobst AFisher 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 12625

The circles of light :: the divine comedy 
 Description:1 videocassette (49 min.) : 1 2 in.
This program is the dramatizations of scenes depicting courtly love, sexual love, love of God, and love of the Virgin Mary are featured.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8240

The City after Constantine
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 19 min.) : 1 2 in.
Outlnes the architectural changes in Constantinople when it became the capital of the Roman Empire and describes the influences of Christianity on many of the public buildings. Explores the evolution of the city itself in the Christian world, first with a Description of the main elements of a typical Greco-Roman city and finally with the development of cities in the post-Constantinian era.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 4463

The David Macaulay series: tours of the world’s most magnificent structures 
Contents:[pgm. 1]. Pyramid — [pgm. 2]. Castle — [pgm. 3]. Cathedral — [pgm. 4]. Roman city.
 Description:4 videocassettes (ca. 60 min. ea.) : 1 2 in.
These documentary programs are based on Macaulay’s book series: Pyramid, Castle, Cathedral, and City. The films combine location sequences and animation to illustrate construction methods of each of the subjects, and they include discussions of life in each period.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual DT63 .D38 1995 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual DT63 .D38 1995 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual DT63 .D38 1995 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual DT63 .D38 1995

The design process
 Description:1 videocassette (23 min.) : 1 2 in.
Discusses three phases in lighting design process and the concept of cross checking and constant re-evaluation in light design.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 729.28 D47

The face of Russia
Contents:pt. 1. The face on the firewood — pt. 2. The facade of power — pt. 3. Facing the future.
 Description:3 videocassettes (180 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores the art and culture of Russia in a journey across history, encompassing Russia’s architecture, paintings, music, literature and cinema. Part 1 examines icon painting, the first Russian art form, and reveals the spiritual ideas that have animated Russia for 1000 years, and witnesses recent restorations of churches and monasteries from Kiev to the Kremlin. Part 2 examines Russian architecture from Eastern-inspired onion domes to Western-type palaces. Also looks at the work of Gogol who revealed the human suffering behind Russia’s facade. His Dead Souls inspired 19th-century radicals and Soviet dissidents, and continues to influence Russian artists today. Part 3 explores Russian music and cinema and looks at how new media forms are shaping Russia today. Musorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov dramatized the conflict between power and the people. Sergei Eisentsein retold history with silent films of such power that they became more real than actual events.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10636 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10636 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10636

The Garden of Eden
 Description:1 videodisc (78 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
A young girl sets out to become an opera singer, but finds that her first job is in a seedy cabaret. She and the seamstress who tried to protect her from a persistant client flee to a swanky Monte Carlo hotel, where they register as a Baroness and her daughter.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 1280

The Gothic cathedral
 Description:1 videocassette (16 min.) : 1 2 in.
A look at the development of construction techniques in medieval cathedral architecture in Central and Western Europe.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 4469

The Home maker: Samual “Sambo” Mockbee 
 Description:1 videocassette (22 min.) : 1 2 in.
Profile of architect Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee and his Rural Studio Project at Auburn University. Spotlights Mockbee’s use of unusual materials and designs to build homes for both affluent and poverty-stricken people. Includes commentary from Mockbee, his clients, and his friends.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 M688 H765

The homes of Frank Lloyd Wright
 Description:1 videocassette (approx. 50 min.) : 1 2 in.
Archival films and photographs are used to describe Wright’s childhood homes, as well as the homes of his early adult life in Illinois and later adult life in Wisconsin. Includes commentary by experts.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 W949 H767 1996

The House on the waterfall: the story of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece 
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 for the Edgar Kaufmann family, Fallingwater sits in splendor just outside Pittsburgh in the Allegheny Mountains.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 6059 
NYSID NYIntDes 720.92 W949 H842

The Housing question
 Description:1 videocassette (26 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines the attempt of the modern architecture movement to solve the problems associated with providing housing on a large scale. Shows extensive footage of three different developments in England (Roehampton, Trellick Tower, and Bryker) and explains the rationale behind their designs.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11818

The International exhibition of modern decorative and industrial arts
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) 1 2 in.
Combines black & white photos of the 1925 decorative arts exhibition in Paris with commentary by critics and artists of the day. Examines the attempt to create a modern style in design. The last section looks at Le Corbusier’s contribution to the exhibition, the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7109

The Isfahan of Shah _Abbas
 Description:1 videocassette (28 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores the unique qualities of Islamic art and architecture as evidenced by the 17th-century Persian imperial capital of Isfahan, rebuilt by Shah _Abbas.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 3690

The jeweled city: the cathedral of chartres 
 Description:1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1 2 in.
This program offers a narrated tour of the cathedral, along with a historical portrait of the political and religious fervor of the medieval architects who saw it through to completion.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8237

The London underground
 Description:1 videocassette (24 min.) : 1 2 in.
Looks at the architectural design of the London subway system and the issues that architects must face in planning a system.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7111

The Loop: where the skyscraper began 
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in. +

The lost wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe
 Description:1 videocassette (48 min.) : 1 2 in.
This program documents the few remaining wooden synagogues in Lithuania and Latvia. The film tells the story of the synagogues, their art, architecture and the life that surrounded them before World War II and what has happened to them since.

The Man with modern nerves: Adolf Loos 
 Description:1 videocassette (8 min.) : 1 2 in.
”The model used in this animated rhythmic fantasy is based on sketches of the terraced Mexican pyramids done by Adolf Loos in 1923 for a city hall in Mexico. Known for the purity and simplicity of his style, Adolf Loos is one of the pioneers of modern architecture.”–Publisher’s catalog.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1011.5.L6 A4 1988

The Master builders: the construction of a great church
 Description:1 videocassette (21 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explains medieval technology, engineering and design by following the construction of Beverley Minster, Adderbury [sic], Oxfordshire, from the early stages of fundraising to its being built from the foundations to the roof.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7078

The Medieval house
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in. 
Examines the house types in Europe, from rural dwellings to medieval town houses. Shows the influence of climate and social conditions on their development and styles.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 4475

The Melbury Road set
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes the art and lives of the influentical circle of 19th century artists who built and inhabited homes on Melbury Road in Kensington. Provides exterior and interior views of their homes.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7140

The men who made Meiji architecture: Josiah Conder and his four apprentices 
 Description:1 videocassette (54 min.) : 1 2 in.
Tells the story of Josiah Conder, an English architect, who went to Japan in 1877 and at the age of 25 assumed the professorship of the architectural course at the Imperial College of Engineering. There he taught Kingo Tatsuno (1854-1919), Tokuma Katayama (1853-1917), Tatsuzo Sone (1852-1937), and Shichijiro Satachi (1856-1922).
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 14572

The new modernists: German architecture for the 21st century 
 Description:1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1 2 in.
Various architects discuss modernism in Germany.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10884

The once and future Pariser Platz :: a Berlin square comes back 
 Description:1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1 2 in.
Pariser Platz, immediately east of the Brandenburg Gate and a few yards from the Reichstag, is possibly Berlin’s most historic square. This video documents the rebirth of this important square, and recounts the history of a site which played an important role in the political and cultural life of Berlin. The program shifts back and forth between the present day architects, their design concepts, particularly those of the newly-planned embassies, and the lively controversies surrounding these projects, as well as the history of the square and the individual buildings which once stood there.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10784

The Places within
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
The vastness of the American continent has been matched by its architects who have designed public places with interior spaces of heroic proprtions. Examines how the town square concept has been reinterpreted in American government and business architecture and explores the American desire to bring a scaled-down version of nature into public buildings.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1955 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 729.0973 P947

The Restoration theater: from tennis court to playhouse 
 Description:1 videocassette (45 min.) : 1 2 in.
During the Restoration, new playhouses were built to replace the many theaters destroyed by Cromwell in the English Civil War. The new theaters, built to stage the probing social comedies of the era, were shaped by changes in English drama, politics, and society. This film shows how the Parisian tennis court theaters, attended by the court in exile of Charles II, influenced the new London theaters, particularly Wren’s Theatre Royal. Advanced computer graphics in this program illustrate important features of Restoration theaters. The influence of Wren on Georgian playhouses and modern theater design is also explored.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 10285

The Rural Studio
 Description:1 videocassette (ca. 56 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes the Rural Studio founded by Samuel Mockbee and D.K. Ruth of the Department of Architecture at Auburn University. Through the Rural Studio, architecture students design and build affordable housing, often from unusual materials, in an economically depressed rural area in Alabama.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 13370

The Search for a usable past
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Architecture grows out of a people’s shared past. Shows how in America, where ties to ancient cultures have been broken, we have individually and collectively had to invent a shared architectural past. In providing an overview of American architecture, the film explores the result of the search for continuity, the need for innovation, and the development of different building types and styles.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1950 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.973 P947

The shock of the new
Contents:Vol. 1. The mechanical paradise — Vol. 2. The powers that be — Vol. 3. The landscape of pleasure — Vol. 4. Trouble in Utopia — Vol. 5. Threshold of liberty — Vol. 6. The view from the edge — Vol. 7. Culture as nature — Vol 8. The future that was.
 Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 416 min.) : 4 3 4 in.
This provocative series on modern art picks up at the threshold of the 20th century. Includes interviews with, among others, Matisse, Picasso, and Dali.
Call number: 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N6447 .S56 2001 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N6447 .S56 2001 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N6447 .S56 2001 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual N6447 .S56 2001

The Social life of small urban spaces
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
This witty and original film is about the open spaces of cities and why some of them work for people while others do not. A small group of observers, the “Street Life Project”, sets out to study how people use the parks and plazas of New York and other cities. With the help of time-lapse filming they find that what makes a place work are the basics–a place to sit, for example, and food, sun, a passing show.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2285 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2285 
NYU RealEstate Video HT153 .W49 1988 
NYSID NYIntDes 307.7 W627s 
NYSID NYIntDes 307.7 W627s

The splendors of the Mogul Dynasty
 Description:3 videodiscs (133 min.) : 1 2 in.
Three-part series which examines the moguls, fanatical Muslims steeped in the Persian culture, who founded an intricate civilisation combining Islamic and Hindu thought. Includes the gardens of Kashmir, Mogul architecture, art and the lives of the emperors.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3597 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3597 
NYU Bobst AFisher DVD 3597

The Universal International Exhibition, Paris 1900
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores this historical event and the exaggerations and confusions of ideas which constitute the architectural scene at the turn of the century.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 8824 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA6750.A2 F6 1990z

The Victorian high church
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes the history of various English churches established in the Victorian era.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7119

The walls of Mexico: art and architecture 
 Description:1 videocassette (56 min.) : 1 2 in.
Looks at the wall paintings of some of the most famous Mexican muralists–Diego Rivera, Juan O’Gorman, José Clemente Orozco–and at the work of Luis Barragán, the greatest Mexican architect of this century.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA2159.B37 W45 1996

The Weissenhof Siedlung, Stuttgart, 1927.
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes and shows some of the houses from the Weisenhof Exhibition, showng how the architects who participated tried to solve the problem of how to provide inexpensive, yet functional and aesthetically pleasing, housing.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7885

Théo van Doesburg: new aesthetics for a new world 
 Description:1 videocassette (30 min.) : 1 2 in.
”Explores van Doesburg’s life and work, with an emphasis on his architecture through the posthumous works and documents of the artist and his wife, which were recently given to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.”–Container.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA1153.D64 T436 1985

This old pyramid
 Description:1 videocassette (90 min.) : 1 2 in.
This program reveals the ancient secret of how the pyramids were built by actually building one. A noted Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and a professional stonemason, Roger Hopkins (This old house), join forces in the shadow of the great pyramid of Giza to put clever and sometimes bizarre pyramid construction theories to the test.
Call number:
NYU ConservIFA CVC 198

Thunder in the skies
 Description:1 videocassette, (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
Host James Burke details many of the changes in building construction and energy usage which occurred when the climate of Europe changed dramatically in the 13th century. He shows how the scarcity of firewood contributed to the invention of the steam engine, which was the predecessor of gasoline-powered engines used today.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 2509

Tokyo: the eclectic metropolis 
 Description:1 videocassette (29 min.) : 1 2 in.
Examines examples of modern architecture in Tokyo and provides historical background on Japan.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 11955

Trouble in utopia
 Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : 1 2 in.
German and Italian visionary architects, such as Scharoun, Finsterlin, and Chiattone, followed by the Bauhaus and the functionalists, spread a new international style that stressed design aesthetics and promulgated the idea of the architect as a social legislator. Critic Hughes reveals this idea to have been a myth and a failure.
Call number: 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1319 
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1319 
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA682.I58 T7 1980

Tubali: Hausa architecture of Northern Nigeria 
 Description:1 videocassette (45 min.) : 1 2 in.
Builders, architects, and a museum curator talk about the history, building technology, social and religious aspects of Hausa architecture.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 4330

Ultimo vortice
 Description:1 vidoecassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
In Final Vortex we find ourselves on the fringe of the creative, innovative movement which characterized the turn of the century. Italy and Spain, Russia, the East, and both North and Latin America are on the fringe, but only in the geographical, not the creative, sense. In these regions there emerge centers which, like Vienna, Paris or Brussels, can boast artistic giants-one need only point to Gaudi in Spain or Tiffany and Sullivan in the United States. The photograph shown in this film testify in a spectacular manner to the fantastically rapid spread of this movement all over the world, a phenomenon manifested on this scale and with this directness for the first time in the history of art and customs. This development continued, only to be utterly destroyed in the immense trauma of the First World War.
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NX600.A7 U48 1990z

Victorian Cape May: a video visit to a town out of time 
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
A video visit to the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Victorian Cape May, N.J. is a small town with a collection of over 600 Gingerbread houses from the 19th century.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 917.4998 M665

What’s wrong with this building?
 Description:1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1 2 in.
Explores the difficulties faced by contemporary architects in dealing with additions to important buildings. Examines Michael Graves’s proposed addition to Marcel Breuer’s Whitney Museum of American Art as the most controversial addition proposal in New York City today.
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 1967

Whose reality?
 Description:1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1 2 in.
Lecture given by Hugh Hardy as part of a series hosted by the New York School of Interior Design. Hardy is the founding partner of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. Among his projects are the New Victory and New Amsterdam theaters, Radio City Music Hall, and the New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Call number:
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 W628 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 W628 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 W628 
NYSID NYIntDes Audiovisual 720.92 W628

Wien 1900: diesen Kuss der ganzen Welt
 Description:1 videocassette (18 min.) : 1 2 in.
Describes the work of Gustav Klimt and his contemporaries as well as the interaction between art, architecture, and artisans in Vienna around 1900, at the time of the Vienna Secession. Also discusses work of writers, musicians, and other figures of the period including Freud. 
Call number:
NYU Bobst AFisher VCA 7055

Wohnvisionen: Auf der Erde, im Ozean, im Weltraum 
 Description:1 vidoecassette (44 min.) : 1 2 in.
This film presents architecture of the future, on land, in the ocean and in space. Visiting examples of this architecture, either already built or in the planning stages, the film moves outside America to include France Switzerland and the Caribbean. 
Call number:
NSSR Parsons Audiovisual NA680 .W64 1986

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