The airport in Hong Kong, the Gherkin in London, the viaduct in Millau – all of these constructions bear the mark of the most significant architect of the present, Norman Foster. Foster is considered to be the master of modern high-tech architecture and has more recently been recognised for his innovative reconstructions of historical buildings.
This film portrayal highlights the artistic development and personality of the frequently honoured architect and designer. In his London office and on the road, Foster elucidates legendary projects of the 1980s and 90s such as the Reichstag building in Berlin, the Carre d’Art in Nimes, and the television tower in Santiago de Compostela.
Art Lives, from Arthaus, is a powerful and arresting series of documentaries on artists and art movements released for the first time on DVD in the English language.