Maillart's Bridges (2001)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Biography, Essay Film  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

This feature-length experimental documentary from avant-garde director Heinz Emigholz provides a free-form visual meditation on the subject of reinforced concrete, as implemented in various bridges designed and built by Swiss-born civil engineer and artisan Robert Maillart. In so doing, the film provides a broader meditation on one architect's ability to spin life and human expression from a seemingly dull and unremarkable, manufactured substance.



architecture, bridge [structure], engineering