Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss (Enhanced DVD)
Anna Campbell Bliss created a style that incorporated the influence of the various movements of modernism taking cue from science and technology along with art history. Anna, 85 is a talented designer, architect and a popular local artist, who wonderfully blends nature, technology and math to offer SLCís public places a great ambience. She has a very strong background, having studied with some renowned artists of 20ís. She is considered to be the pioneer for modern women in architecture, modern art and also architecture.
This film depicts the various stages of Blissís life history, varying from her early childhood inspirations and unprecedented career as a Harvard-educated architect to her evolution as a avant- garde artist blending together a large number of elements: calligraphy, mathematics, computers, printmaking and others. The documentary also consists of a number of interviews featuring Bliss and her better half along with the other acclaimed art arena individuals.
The documentary shows the shaping up of Blissís career due to her study sessions of Bauhaus exponents Walter Gropius and Gyorgy Kepes, and how the interactions with R. Buckminister Fuller, Josef Albers and other important figures were so pivotal. Apart from that, the film also delves into Blissís crucial personal challenge- a time thankfully not very long when she suffered from major eyesight problems.
(Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss, Enhanced DVD, 51 minutes) ISBN: 978-1-61753-228-3 Copy Right Date: 2012 CC