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Title Bunkers, brutalism and bloodymindedness [videorecording] : concrete poetry with Jonathan Meades / written and presented by Jonathan Meades ; filmed, produced and directed by Francis Hanly ; BBC.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    BRUT BBB  pt.1    Available
 GDL Brand Library DVD    BRUT BBB  pt.2    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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NTSC rda
video file DVD video all region rda
Television program.
System Details DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
Language Closed-captioned.
Note Originally produced in Great Britain as a television program in 2014.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary In a two-part documentary, Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture, which is once again being appreciated by a younger generation. In the second part, he focuses on the massive influence of Le Corbusier's post-war work and reclaims the reputation of buildings that, once much maligned, arguably stood for optimism and grandeur.
Contents Part 1. Antecedents (3:05) -- Baroque Influence (2:45) -- "Victorian Monstrosity" (3:46) -- 20th Century Appreciation of Modern Gothic (2:30) -- "Concrete Monstrosity" (1:46) -- Architect as Artist (3:57) -- Cathedrals of Artillery (5:32) -- Monumental Architecture (2:40) -- Primitivism (2:24) -- International Modernism (2:47) -- Return to the Architect as Artist (2:16) -- Influences of Expressionism (1:55) -- Brutalism and L'Art Brut (4:09) -- Brutalism and Béton Brut, or Raw Concrete (2:07) -- Brief History of Concrete (1:39) -- New Uses for Nazi Architecture (2:16) -- Le Corbusier (2:28) -- Credits: Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloody-Mindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades-Part 1 (0:41)
Part 2. Modern Architecture Revival (0:56) -- Le Corbusier Introduction (2:59) -- Sublime vs. Beauty (2:13) -- Sublime Architecture (2:00) -- Supremacy over Nature (2:48) -- La Maison du Fada (Unité d'habitation) (5:11) -- Revolutionary Architecture (2:02) -- Going against Nature (3:14) -- Brutalism's Optimism (2:32) -- Brutalism and the Incas (4:02) -- Brutalism and Pop Music (3:12) -- Backlash against Progress (1:28) -- Brutalism's Demise (1:53) -- Destroying Brutalist Architecture (Mature themes) (2:59) -- Cold War Nostalgia (2:36) -- Post Brutalist Architecture (2:59) -- Rehabilitating Brutalism (4:28) -- Neo-Brutalist Movement (1:47) -- Credits: Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloody-Mindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades-Part 2 (0:42)
Subject Brutalism (Architecture)
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Educational television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Hanly, Francis, television director, television producer.
Meades, Jonathan, screenwriter, host.
Films Media Group, publisher.
BBC Worldwide Ltd., production company.
Added Title Bunkers, brutalism and bloody-mindedness : concrete poetry with Jonathan Meades
Concrete poetry with Jonathan Meades
Music No. 60442 Films Media Group (part 1)
60443 Films Media Group (part 2)

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