For all its lofty ambition, Cathedrals of Culture presents a limited and internalised view of what architecture is, a fault perhaps driven by the obsession with the 3D camera. Customer reviews There are no customer reviews yet. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
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If buildings could speak, what would they say? Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Sorry, there was a problem. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? They include the glacial Oslo Opera Housea white mountain of a building that tumbles into the sea, and the dusty 19th-century halls of the National Library of Russia in St Petersburg.
In the majority of the films, the medium trumps the message, as directors desperately set up shots that maximise depth of field and jump between extreme close-ups and agoraphobic expanses, but which do little to assist their narratives. Shot entirely in 3D, the project is partly intended as a manifesto for the medium, which Wenders insists chlture not seen its potential fully exploited, confined to action films and special effects.
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DVD Apr 07, "Please retry". And if the grandiose pronouncements of architects sometimes make you suspicious of architectural culthre to begin with, this film will do little to help. Other Sellers on Amazon.
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Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Unrated Not Rated Studio: There are clever visual tricks for sure, but ones that ignore the fact that there is actually cultre story to tell and an audience to engage — for minutes, which feels like an eternity, as architectural ennui descends all too quickly.
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View or edit your browsing history. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Topics Architecture Architecture and design blog. The purposeful footsteps of their heels echoes in the eerie silence of the empty reading rooms, but the overall effect is spoilt by an overly hammy narrator, spouting excerpts from the weighty canon of Russian literature.
From the Berlin Philharmonic to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the half-hour shorts explore a day in the life of these cultural machines, narrated by the imagined voices of the buildings themselves. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda.
It is a tool that, rather than broadening the view, has brought a compressive, myopic lens. Learn more about DVD region specifications here. DVD Jan 13, "Please retry". Order by newest oldest recommendations. Unable to add item to List.