Documentary – The Salk Institute: SBS 1 20 Dec

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Art & Design
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The Salk Institute
In 1959, famed virologist Jonas Salk asked the architect Louis Kahn to design his dream for a new kind of research institute – a place, as he put it, where Picasso would feel at home. He imagined a monastery on the California coast that allowed scientists to work in tune with nature and unfettered by the distractions of the modern world. It was a unique collaboration between two of the 20th Century’s most original thinkers. Robert Redford’s The Salk Institute reveals Kahn’s final design as a modern masterpiece, a romance of angles. Contemplating the building, the film urges a larger conversation about the existential qualities of a space. (From France, in English) (Documentary) G CC

SBS 1
Sat 20 Dec
3.55pm