Video Archive | 1960s (8)

Christopher Michlig Negations-clip_2564
Michlig answers questions regarding the nature of language and the influence of 1960s psychedelia on his work.
Roberto Gottardi
Gottardi lectures in Spanish, and is translated very freely by an interpreter. Gottardi reviews his background in Italy, his...
Claude Parent Part One-clip_3361
Thom Mayne makes a general introduction, followed by Fr?d?ric Migayrou's introduction to the architectural culture of France in...
Jane Crawford Gordon Matta-Clark
Jane Crawford, widow of Gordon Matta-Clark, discusses his architectural projects. She explains how Gordon was a product of the...
Peter Cook And Ron Herron Interview-clip_487
Ron Herron talks with Shelly Kappe about the formation of Archigram from inception to publishing practice. He also describes the...
Peter Cook And Ron Herron Interview-clip_499
Peter Cook describes to Shelly Kappe his view of London during the 1950s and 1960s. Cook outlines the rationale and tools of...
Bernard Tschumi Part One-clip_3112
Tschumi discusses methods of understanding space through the history of architecture. He describes the transition from amorphous...
Charles Jencks The Language Of Modern...
Charles Jencks talks about metaphors, semantics, and syntax while describing late modern and postmodern architecture. He presents...

Roberto Gottardi

June 18, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Gottardi lectures in Spanish, and is translated very freely by an interpreter. Gottardi reviews his background in Italy, his arrival in Cuba in 1960, his architectural influences including Carlo Scarpa and Ernesto Nathan Rogers. Gottardi describes the unique situation in Cuba after the revolution, and how he and Vittorio Garatti and Ricardo Porro came to design the five National Schools of Art in Havana. Gottardi recalls they were criticized for not being representative of the revolution, and the plans for more schools across the country were canceled. Gottardi presents in detail his building, the School of Dramatic Arts, which was left unfinished in 1965. He discusses the Command Post of Agriculture in Menocal, outside of Havana, and the Theater Stage for Contemporary Dance. Gottardi describes the “Prado y Neptuno” restaurant in detail, covering the architecture, interior design and furniture design. The discussion after the lecture is mostly in Spanish.

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Gottardi describes the “Prado y Neptuno” restaurant in detail, covering the architecture, interior design and furniture...

Claude Parent Part One-clip_3361

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October 14, 1998 | Video Lecturer:

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Thom Mayne makes a general introduction, followed by Fr?d?ric Migayrou’s introduction to the architectural culture of France in the 1960s, focusing on Andre Bloc, Paul Virilio, Jean Nouvel and Claude Parent. He describes the influence of sculpture, anthropology, structuralism, and neoplasticism. Migayrou describes in detail projects developed by Parent in collaboration with Virilio and with Bloc. These projects include representations of the fourth dimension, sculptures to be inhabited, and several church designs.


Jane Crawford Gordon Matta-Clark

October 10, 1997 | Video Lecturer:

Jane Crawford, widow of Gordon Matta-Clark, discusses his architectural projects. She explains how Gordon was a product of the Sixties, artists were rebelling against institutions and started to work on the streets. She explains different stages of his work. At first she discusses Gordon’s recycling works and continues with several of his cutting pieces.

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Crawford starts by describing Matta-Clark's background, his family, his studies and artistic influences. Crawford describes some...
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Crawford shows several pieces of Matta-Clark's work. She explains the cutting pieces, the Conical Intersections and a New York...

Peter Cook And Ron Herron Interview-clip_487

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Ron Herron talks with Shelly Kappe about the formation of Archigram from inception to publishing practice. He also describes the group’s role during the progressive London scene of the 1960s, discussing the difference in reception from the press and students. Herron praises the mutual respect garnered between the Archigram group members and how that regard translates to his interactions at educational institutions.


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Peter Cook describes to Shelly Kappe his view of London during the 1950s and 1960s. Cook outlines the rationale and tools of Archigram, and why it pursued certain themes through exageration and satire. He discusses the influences of Archigram, as well as, Archigram’s influence on the current (1981) architectural scene.


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January 1, 1978 | Video Lecturer:

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Tschumi discusses methods of understanding space through the history of architecture. He describes the transition from amorphous space to a rigidly defined spatiality through a language of archetypal forms and organizations. He partially rejects this by advocating the notion that architecture can be many different things at the same time. Tschumi goes on to discuss the social movements in art and architecture in the 1960s that challenged the systems in place by expanding the role of architecture and by attempting to shift design away from commodification.


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Charles Jencks talks about metaphors, semantics, and syntax while describing late modern and postmodern architecture. He presents examples of early eclecticism. He describes the linguistic basis of the development of modern architecture through Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Jencks describes how symbolism and semantics, purged during the era of high modernism, revived during the late 1960s and early 1970s.