Dreams: Dan Cruickshank’s Adventures in Architecture (Enhanced DVD)
Since the advent of buildings, architects have attempted to create the fantasy worlds and develop a future Art Historian and writer Dan Cruickshank in this program glorifies architecture as a creative potential as he visits the world’s most splendid cities, monuments and buildings. Cities are archetypal embodiments of community culture, but they also symbolize the dreams and desires of the culture which is responsible for their evolution. Dan Cruickshank undertakes a journey to Yemen to witness the tower houses located in Shibam whose construction was designed to propagate the conversation of land and safety in case of attacks. He also moves to Santo Domingo established in the 16th century. Santo Domingo was created in a style that made it the prototype of the new rising empire. The program also presents to the viewers Bhutan where it is difficult to tell apart the present day designed paintings from the ancient ones. Dan finally finishes off his journey in Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. This prison emerged in 18th century and it was created with the motto of reformation.
(Dreams: Dan Cruickshank’s Adventures in Architecture, Enhanced DVD,50 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-960-4 Copy Right Date: 2008 CC