My architect /
Nathaniel Kahn documents the life and works of his father, Louis Kahn. Louis Kahn had an "official" family, including his wife Esther and daughter Sue Ann. He had two other secret families: with fellow architect Anne Tyng he had a daughter, Alexandra, and with his colleague Harriet Pattiso...
|Published:||[New York] : New Yorker Video, |
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|Summary:||Nathaniel Kahn documents the life and works of his father, Louis Kahn. Louis Kahn had an "official" family, including his wife Esther and daughter Sue Ann. He had two other secret families: with fellow architect Anne Tyng he had a daughter, Alexandra, and with his colleague Harriet Pattison he had Nathaniel.|
A riveting tale of love, art, betrayal and forgiveness -- in which the illegitimate son of a legendary architect undertakes a worldwide exploration to discover and understand his father's work and the personal choices he made. Louis I. Kahn is considered by many historians to have been the most important architect of the second half of the twentieth century. While Kahn's artistic legacy was a search for truth and clarity, his personal life was secretive and chaotic. His mysterious death in a train station men's room left behind three families -- one with his wife and two with women with whom he had long-term affairs. The child of one of these extra-marital relationships, Kahn's only son Nathaniel, sets out on a journey to reconcile the life and work of this mysterious man. Revealing the haunting beauty of his father's monumental creations and taking us to the rarified heights of the world¹s most celebrated architects and deep within his own divided family, Nathaniel's personal journey becomes a universal investigation of identity, a celebration of art and ultimately, of life itself.
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|Language Notes:||Closed captioned.|
|General Notes:||Originally released in 2003.|
Special features: Questions and answers with director Nathaniel Kahn including extra scenes -- Rare historical footage of Louis Kahn -- Original theatrical trailer.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
|A/V Characteristics:||digital optical|
|Digital Characteristics:||video file DVD video region 1|
|Credits:||Co-producer, Yael Melamede ; director of photography, Bob Richman ; editor, Sabine Krayenbühl ; music, Joseph Vitrarelli ; narrator, Nathaniel Kahn.|
|Performer:||Narrator: Nathaniel Kahn.|
|System Details:||DVD; Dolby digital.|
|Audience:||MPAA rating: Not rated.|
|Awards:||Directors Guild of America, 2003: Outstanding directorial achievement in documentary.|
|Production Credits:||Co-producer, Yael Melamede ; director of photography, Bob Richman ; editor, Sabine Krayenbühl ; music, Joseph Vitrarelli ; narrator, Nathaniel Kahn.|