It is often said of the world famous architect Renzo Piano that he has never developed a recognisable style. But Piano’s style is to grapple primarily with the sites and to tease from them uniquely aesthetic and technical solutions.
His bulidings are meticulous, individual visions that serve the needs of the surrounding environments and the people that inhabit them. This film gives Piano an important platform to talk about his architecture and to present works that are as disparate as they are individual.
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 Engligh langauge.