Finding Aid for the ADC Film collection, 1972-2006 0000224

Finding aid prepared by Jillian O'Connor and Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu


Title: ADC Film collection
Identifier/Call Number: 0000224
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box and 1 oversize box)
Date (inclusive): 1972-2006

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

ADC Film collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Collection was formed by the repository from small separate acquisitions.

Scope and Content note

The ADC Film collection spans 3 linear feet and dates from 1972 to 2006. The collection includes documentary films, multi-media CD-ROMS, footage of historic buildings, as well as recorded lectures held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Banham, Rayner
Gill, Irving, 1870-1936
Lautner, John, 1911-1994
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970
Schindler, R. M., (Rudolph M. ), 1887-1953
Smith and Williams.
Documentary films

Box 1

Professor Alexander Tzonis’ lecture on Santiago Calatraza February 10, 2006

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Items (2 digital video cassettes and 1 VHS tape)
Box 1

Architecture in Exile: Austrian Influences on the Modern American Period 1995

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Items (1 CD-ROM, 2 copies)

Scope and Content note

A CD-ROM recounts the history of twenty modernist architects, including: Richard Neutra, Frederick Kiesler, Josef Frank, Bernard Rudofsky, Joseph Urban, Victor Gruen, and Rudolf M. Schindler. The CD-ROM was produced by Science Wonder Productions in cooperation with the Gesellschaft zur Försweunf Moswenwe Kunar and combines over 2,000 images with five hours of spoken text, video, and music.
Box 1

Planet Architecture: R. M. Schindler 4 houses 1933-1942 2001

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 CD-ROM)

Scope and Content note

Planet Architecture: R. M. Schindler 4 houses 1933-1942 CD-ROM contains a video introduction by architect and Schindler scholar Judith Sheine, panoramic views of Schindler homes, images of original Schindler drawings, and sectional studies. The CD-ROM examines four of Schindler’s houses: the Oliver house, the de Keyser house, the Droste house, and the Rodriguez house.
Box 1

Wonderlands circa 2004

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 CD-ROM)

Scope and Content note

A multi-media presentation entitled “Marinas and Recreational areas: A Presentation of New Concepts in Community Recreational Planning” created by the architectural firm of Smith and Williams. This video was created to accompany the Smith and Williams exhibit entitled Wonderlands: Theme Parks, Fairs and Urban Visions from the Smith and Williams Architectural Archives that was shown at the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004.
Box 1

Lecture at Art Museum by Denise Scott Brown & Robert Venturi November 18, 2001

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)
Box 1

Chapala St. Walking Tour (Santa Barbara, Calif.) January 22, 2000

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)
Box 1

The Fundamental Truths: The Architecture of Irving J. Gill circa 2000

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)

Scope and Content note

The Fundamental Truths: The Architecture of Irving J. Gill is a 56 minute long biographical film about the architect Irving Gill which aired on KPBS Television San Diego. Produced by Barbara Ruland and edited by Gregg Hennessey, Irving Gill’s work is presented in drawings and flat photography but also in footage of his existing buildings.
Box 1

TV Dream Homes: The Drawings of Mark Bennett 2001

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)

Scope and Content note

A documentary film produced and directed by Pamela Ezell profiles artist Mark Bennett who gained fame for his drawings of 1960s television sitcom homes. The film was released in 2001.
Box 1

Glass Houses I and II (Schindler/Neutra) circa 1990

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)

Scope and Content note

Film by Basia Batorska.
Box 1

The Renewing of a Vision: Frank Lloyd Wright 1987

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)

Scope and Content note

The documentary traces the restoration of the Meyer house, a 1908 Prairie style home located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Box 1

The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner 1990

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)

Scope and Content note

A film by Bette Cohen which examines the work of architect John Lautner featuring footage from his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin, interviews with historians, clients, and collaborators. The film was released in 1990.
Box 1

Mohawk Water Filtration Plant (WTP original) December 28, 1992

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape)
Box 1

Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney Studio: A Glimpse behind the studio magic 2002

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 box set which includes 2 DVDs)

Scope and Content note

Released in 2002 with only 125,000 sets issued this film includes behind the scenes short films and telecasts.
Box 2

One Pair of Eyes: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles 1972

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Items (1 VHS tape, 1 Beta tape, and one 16mm reel)

Scope and Content note

The BBC produced architectural historian Reyner Banham’s vision of Los Angeles for an episode of its series One Pair of Eyes. Banham, in the episode, leads viewers on a tour of Los Angeles architecture.
 

Albert Frey House: Paseo el Mirador 1941-1953