Aboriginal Architecture, Living Architecture

Aboriginal Architecture, Living Architecture

DVD - 2006
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This film takes us into the world of Aboriginal architecture in the US and Canada, from traditional igloos and tepees to the work of today's modern Aboriginal architects, who are turning to ancient forms, adapting them in response to changes in the natural and social environment and creating contemporary structures that hearken to the past. Native designers are successfully melding current community needs with tradition. The resulting buildings are testaments to the enduring strength and ingenuity of Aboriginal design. Featuring expert commentary and stunning imagery, Aboriginal Architecture Living Architecture provides a virtual tour of seven Aboriginal communities. Part One focuses on the artistry of the Pueblo, Mohawk, Inuit and Crow communities. Part Two continues with a look at the work from the Navajo, Coast Salish and Haida communities. Both films reveal how these communities are actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms for contemporary purposes.
Publisher: [Montréal] : National Film Board of Canada, c2006.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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