Visions Of Space – Albert Speer – Size Matters

Visions Of Space – 2003 – Albert Speer Size Matters part 1/7

Albert Speer was the architect of Hitler’s grim vision.

First aired BBC4, 2003; ABC, 2004 In ‘Visions of Space’, Robert Hughes tackles the work and lives of three remarkable 20th-century architects: Albert Speer, Mies van der Rohe, and Antonio Gaudi – whose work did so much to shape the modern world.
Hughes looks at how each one used space in different ways to express our response, respectively, to the power of religion (Gaudi), the power of the State (Speer), and the power of the corporation (Mies van der Rohe).

Albert Speer: Size Matters
In 1979 Robert Hughes met and interviewed Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, for his landmark series, Shock of the New. Speer died shortly afterwards. Twenty-three years later Hughes discovered the long lost tape of that unique conversation and was inspired to travel back to Germany to examine the legacy of a man who was, for a brief period, the most powerful architect in the world.

more about this documentary is here:
http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/
story/0,12084,885724,00.html

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