Discusses architecture as a clue to cultural change. Shows how, in the early 1900s, architects sought inspiration in traditional European styles, and a melange of modified Greek Revival, Italian Renaissance, Norman manor, and Tudor half-timber homes sprang up. Indicates that although earlier innovators Henry H. Richardson and Louis Sullivan had proposed a fresh approach to domestic architecture, it was not until the impact of Frank Lloyd Wright that public opinion shifted. Paralleling this movement toward "organic" architecture, the Bauhaus school of "functional," "abstract," and "international" styles began to flourish. Points out that in modern architecture we can detect the combined influences of these original thinkers in the emphasis on functional simplicity and the ingenious use of natural materials.
WTTW, Chicago; John Dodds; Donley F. Fedderson; Ted Nielsen; Martin Rubenstein
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Architecture; Architecture--United States--History--20th century
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1 film reel (29 min.) sound,black and white/monochrome; 16 mm
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Catalog Key: 7812447; Other: GR00468305; MDPI Barcode: 40000003308162
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