Monday, April 12, 2010

Gary Hustwit

Objectified, by Gary Hustwit (2009), gives the layman a chance to see the world through the eyes of designers. The interviews and observational footage hold abundant interest, showing the flights of imagination that can accompany the design of everyday objects. The film seems to champion the "less is more" approach, modern materials, no clutter, and pure functionality. The new documentary Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture, in contrast, provides an argument for glorious ornamentation applied to a well-engineered form.
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