Hosted by Peter Elliott, The Art of the Architect aims to raise the awareness and importance of design and architecture. Each episode observes the entire creative process an architect goes through when working on a project. Viewers witness the challenges both for the client and the architect, such as those presented by the choice of site, sticking to a budget, responding to our unique environment and for the architect, meeting the client's expectations.

The Art of the Architect - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-03-20

The Art of the Architect - The Art of This Century gallery - Netflix

The Art of This Century gallery was opened by Peggy Guggenheim at 30 West 57th Street in Manhattan, New York City on October 20, 1942. The gallery occupied two commercial spaces on the seventh floor of a building that was part of the midtown arts district including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, Helena Rubinstein's New Art Center, and numerous commercial galleries. The gallery exhibited important modern art until it closed in 1947, when Guggenheim returned to Europe. The gallery was designed by architect, artist, and visionary Frederick Kiesler.

The Art of the Architect - Uptown Group prior to 1945 - Netflix

Adolph Gottlieb David Hare Robert Motherwell Jackson Pollock Richard Pousette-Dart Ad Reinhardt Theodoros Stamos Barnett Newman, a well-respected writer and critic who also organized exhibitions and wrote catalogs became only later a member of the Uptown Group. Jackson Pollock had his first solo show in 1943 at the Art of This Century Gallery, which provided him with a yearly stipend. He together with his wife the painter Lee Krasner, left New York City in 1945 and moved to the Springs, East Hampton, Long Island. Clyfford Still, a Californian who at the end of 1945 moved to New York, soon joined the Uptown Group and became associated with the prestigious uptown gallery: The Art of This Century. Thomas B. Hess, managing director of Art News described the Uptown Group: Newman, Gottlieb, Rothko and Still each thought (and thinks) himself the greatest painter in the world. That one might owe a debt to another becomes not a matter of simple ordinary fact, but a major issue of debate-like a trial for high treason. They made a tactical alliance, not a team, nor a group style, nor even a tendency. (Barnett Newman, Thomas B. Hess, New York: Walker, 1969)

The Art of the Architect - References - Netflix