Eero Saarinen documentary to air on PBS Dec. 27th
For those who are interested in seeing Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future (reviewed here on Archinect), they'll have their chance on December 27th when PBS airs the documentary as part of its American Masters Series. The film, which charts both Eero's professional and personal... View full entry
Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short
Frank Lloyd Wright stars in the newest episode of "The Experimenters", a mini interview series by Blank on Blank that gives a glimpse into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. Colorfully illustrated by animator Jennifer Yoo, this episode features snippets of... View full entry
Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS
Frank Gehry and Maya Lin join the ranks of those who have explored the history of their ancestors via the PBS show "Finding Your Roots." The show, which is in its third season, has attracted a passionate live-tweeting audience, one of whom wryly noted that "I did not know that Maya Lin's teacher... View full entry
Pedro E. Guerrero spotlighted in latest episode of PBS' "American Masters", premiering Sept. 18
Photographers who shoot the work of famous artists are rarely celebrated in their own right...'Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey'...tracks the career of Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012), a Mexican American photographer from Mesa, Arizona, who, at age 22, got his first job taking photos for Wright during the construction of his Taliesin West complex...
Check out a preview of the documentary below.More about architectural photography on Archinect:Pedro Guerrero, FLW's photographer, Dies at 95Pedro E. Guerrero: Frank Lloyd Wright's photographerHélène Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography... View full entry
PBS' premiere of "Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience
PBS taps into the growing presence of 3D digital preservation on their new show, Time Scanners, which will premiere its first episode tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The three-part series will peruse the ancient iconic sites of the Egyptian Pyramids, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the city of Petra... View full entry
PBS's "UNUSUAL SPACES" profiles Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, "The Mother of All Airports"
In the center of the sprawling metropolis of Germany's capital, Berlin-Tempelhof Airport stands as both a monument to a darker era in Germany's past and a link to its future.
Built on an airfield where the Wright Brothers once demonstrated their Flyer before a captive European audience, Tempelhof Airport was conceived by the leaders of the Third Reich as a architectural testament to the boundless ambition of German supremacy. Captured by the Soviet Army in 1945 before... View full entry
"Cool Spaces!" - coming to national public tv this Fall
Cool Spaces! is a primetime television series that will profile the most provocative architecture of the 21st century. Hosted by architect Stephen Chung, each hour show focuses on public spaces across the US and Canada, conceived by daring architects who push the boundaries of contemporary architectural design, materials and process. Produced for Public Television, Cool Spaces! offers viewers an experience of these public spaces as never before.
Stephen Chung, architect and host of the tv show, tells Archinect, "We are trying to show non-architects that architecture is a pretty cool subject- and if they just give us a chance and take a look- they might agree." View full entry
PBS architecture show to explore story behind Gehry-designed Ruvo clinic
[...] the Gehry story is about how Ruvo lost his father to Alzheimer's and wanted to bring a world-class architect to Las Vegas … if he could attract Gehry, maybe then he gets the Cleveland Clinic. Let’s go after the best architect and then the best clinic.
10 Buildings that Changed America
A new TV and web production coming to PBS in 2013 about ten influential American buildings that changed the way we live, work, and play.