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Title Yoshio Taniguchi [videorecording] : the new Museum of Modern Art / produced by Checkerboard Film Foundation ; produced by Edgar B. Howard ; directed by Muffie Dunn.

Imprint New York : Checkerboard Film Foundation, ©2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    TANI YTN    Available
Description 1 videodisc (22 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Landmarks in 21st century American architecture : a checkerboard architecture series
Landmarks in 21st century American architecture.
System Details DVD, widescreen presentation.
Credits Director of photography, David Leitner ; edited by Joelle Schon ; music by Vassilis Varvaresos ; architecture advisor, Suzanne Stephens.
Note This DVD-R may not be compatible with all standard players.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "Architect Yoshio Taniguchi, revered in his native country of Japan for the design of consummately minimal museums, won the much-coveted commission to expand and renovate the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1997. Opened in 2004, the serenely elegant complex of taut, smooth glass, aluminum, and granite planes plays off the international style vocabulary of the original museum building, designed in 1939 by Philip Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone. In this tour, Taniguchi and Glenn Lowry (director of MoMA) guide us through the museum, discussing the design of the six levels of galleries for the much-heralded collection of late 19th to early 21st century art. The tour also takes us up and around the dramatic, 110-foot-high atrium, through the famous sculpture garden designed by Philip Johnson and landscape architect James Fanning in 1953, ending in the new Education and Research Center that Taniguchi completed at the garden's east end in 2006"--Container.
Note Special features include: the architecture of Yoshio Taniguchi (21 min.); interview with Glenn Lowry, director, the Museum of Modern Art (26 min.); project credits.
Subject Taniguchi, Yoshio, 1937-
Architects -- Japan.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Museum architecture -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Taniguchi, Yoshio, 1937- Architect.
Howard, Edgar B. Producer.
Dunn, Muffie. Director.
Leitner, David W. Photographer.
Stephens, Suzanne, 1942- Architect.
Checkerboard Foundation.
Added Title New Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art

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