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Sullivan's Banks

Sullivans Banken

Directed by Heinz Emigholz
Germany, 2000
Documentary, Short, Avant-Garde
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Heinz Emigholz: Architecture as Autobiography

Synopsis

This film shows the last eight buildings Louis H. Sullivan designed and furnished at the end of his career. From one building to the next, both inside and out, he varied and perfected his modular ornamental design in brick, steel, terracotta, glass, ceramics, mosaic, marble, and many more materials.

Our take

Today we begin the first part in a retrospective of preeminent documentarian Heinz Emigholz’s marvelously contemplative “Architecture as Autobiography” series, which explores some of the 20th century’s most important architects by using the camera to reveal the buildings that define their art.

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