“How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?”
A “Monumental” Movie
I never thought that a building about architecture would e something I would be interested in but then I saw this documentary and I am amazed at how much I leaned and how much I enjoyed the film. Norman Foster is world-renowned British architect that incorporates beauty and usefulness in his buildings and does so with grace, style and elegance.
There is a great deal to see in this documentary film. We get a look and some of Foster’s largest and best-known projects accompanied by the beautiful music of Joan Valenti. The film dazzles and the beauty and the breadth of Foster’s work are amazing.
Foster born in Manchester, England on the “wrong side of the tracks” and outgrew his working-class life and went on to become of the most impotent architects of the modern age. His most iconic works include London’s Swiss Re Tower, New York’s Hearst Building, Berlin’s Reichstag, Beijing Airport’s International Terminal and the breathtaking Millau Viaduct, over the Gorges du Tarn in France.
The film includes interviews with Foster, himself and fellow architects and journalists. But the visuals of the film pull the viewer in and the eye is stunned with beauty. The film is available through First Run Films.
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