Tyler Rudick with Culturemap Houston recently reported on the new, locally produced documentary, The Art of Architecture: Houston.
Rudick explains, “To the uninitiated, Houston looks like a jumbled tangle of buildings placed haphazardly atop the coastal plain — which, of course, is a fair assessment for a city with little zoning. But this sprawling, boundless urban scene is, at the same time, what makes the Bayou City so unique with its patchwork of architectural gems and oddities.”
The Art of Architecture: Houston, airing on HoustonPBS, begins with a look at Downtown Houston followed by overviews of landmarks such as the Astrodome, the Menil Collection, Houston Ballet Center for Dance, and the Beer Can House. A later installment in the series will interview Yoshio Taniguchi on his new Asia Society Center.
“We wanted to provide a starting point for people who may not be as familiar with the city’s architecture,” said the film’s co-producer Kim Lykins.
“We really could’ve gone on for hours with this documentary,” said Jim Bailey, who co-produced the film along with Lykins. “There’s so just much to tell, so much to cover.”
See below or click here for a promo of the broadcast.