While visiting four architectural practices in 1982, we discuss the postmodernist movement through its meaning and motives. Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture features Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves and Peter Eisenman, all of whom are protégés of Philip Johnson. Guided by their mentor, these innovators rejected the European modernism of Mies and Corbusier in search of alternative directions. The architects show and discuss their buildings of the time both in their personal offices and on location.
Michael Blackwood Productions
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I was interested in making the old house appear intact inside the new house, so that, from the outside, you would be aware always that the old house was still there. You would feel like this old house was still there, and some guy just wrapped it in new materials, and you could see, as you looked through the windows, during the day or at night, you would see this old house sitting in there. And my intention was that the combination of both would make the old house richer and the new house would...