TSA Spring 2006 Film and Video Series
Glass Room, Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Friday May 26, 7:30pm
Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe, d. Joseph Hillel & Patrick Demers (2004, 57', DVD, col, close captioned)
Lost Buildings, d. Ira Glass & Chris Ware (2004, 25?, DVD, col, English)
In 1967, at the end of a career spanning more than six decades, which included the design of the Seagram Building in New York, the Lake Shore Drive Apartment Buildings in Chicago, and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, architect Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) designed a simple gas station near Montreal. The story of that gas station serves as the point of departure for this film, which examines Mies' entire body of work (more than 70 buildings) and a sparse style that reflects the attribution that "less is more."
Added by cwhardwi on March 31, 2006