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“Architecture on Screen” at the Center for Architecture, New York

By Cornucopia TR | January 21, 2011

For aficionados of Islamic architecture both old and new, this could be interesting. On 28 January, as part of the "Architecture on Screen" selection of highlights from the 28th Montréal International Festival of Films on Art, the Center for Architecture will be showing documentaries concerning the work of two very different architects - Mimar Sinan (1489-1588) and I.M. Pei (1917-). At 4PM, Sinan, a Divine Architect looks at the work of the Ottoman master architect Sinan, who, through constructions such as the Süleymaniye, Sokollu Mehmet Paşa and Selimiye mosques almost single-handedly created the 'classical' Ottoman style of architecture during the sixteenth century. The film will be introduced by Professor Jerrilyn Dodds, Dean of Sarah Lawrence College and author of Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain. At 5PM, Learning from Light: The Vision of I.M. Pei will focus on Pei's recent masterwork, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. This singular building will be explored through light, culture and nature, the three elements which he gives as central to his work. Following this there will be a Q&A session with Professor Dodds and architect Toh Tsun Lim, as well as a reception. For more details, please click here. Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 10012. Admission $10/day for AIA members, $15/day for non-members. To join the AIA, visit www.AIANY.org
Posted in Film, Islamic Art Tagged center for architecture, i.m. pei, jerrilyn dodds, mimar sinan, montréal international festival of films on art, museum of islamic art, new york, qatar, selimiye, sokollu mehmet paşa, süleymaniye
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