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John Portman: A Life of Building

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John C. Portman, Jr. is recognized as one of the most innovative and imitated architects ever. Over 45 years, Portmans iconic urban statements and eye-popping interiors have risen in 60 cities on four continents to redefine cityscapes in America, and skylines in China and the rest of Asia. The film captures Portmans approach in an intimate portrait that, by turn, assesses and appreciates Portmans work.

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AJER3GG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,076 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I am not an Architect by trade, but I have a great love of architecture as an art form. I never knew of John Portman before seeing this and I now have insight to the great contributions this man have made to US commercial architecture and even to global commercial building design. I really loved the way the producers included the family life of Mr. Portman and how he was as a father to his children even with the busy life that he had as both an architect and building commercial real estate developer.
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I knew of John Portman but I didn't realize how prolific of an Architect he was and how many hotels I've stayed in that he designed. He is a visionary and his decision to be a Developer and Architect was pure genius. I recommend this video to anyone that wants learn about leadership and building a company for the long haul.
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Seeing this I now have greater insight to this man. I loved the family life of Mr. Portman, how he was a father to his children along with the busy life he had both as an architect and a builder.
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I very much like this.
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