The film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. Extensive bonus material enriches the holistic vision the film offers of Norman Foster’s career. The film portrays emblematic projects such as the largest building in the world, the Beijing Airport, the Reichstag in Berlin, the Hearst Building in New York and works such as the tallest bridge ever constructed, in Millau, France.
Foster’s projects are photographed in a cinematic style that seeks to bring the spectacular nature of their size and scale to the big screen. In this way, architecture comes alive. Endowed with a high aesthetic, poetic and documentary value, the film does not only appeal to architecture and design connoisseurs and lovers, but to everyone capable of being affected by a work of art.
This edition contains, besides the movie, a book of drawings by Norman Foster, an extra disc with more than 100 minutes of unreleased bonus material, the full interviews with Norman Foster and artists Richard Serra, Cai Guo-Qiang and Ai Weiwei and further projects of Foster’s such as schools in Sierra Leone, the Expo Station and the Elephant House, which do not appear in the film. A limited edition completes the vision that the film offers of Norman Foster and his unwavering passion for improving life quality through design. This edition also includes a CD with the soundtrack of the film, composed by Joan Valent.
46 pages, ills colour, + DVD x 2 + CD / 15 x 19 cm / English, Spanish