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    Mendelsohn's Incessant Visions

    Mendelsohn'i lõputud visioonid |

    Director: Duki Dror

    Country: Israel, USA

    Year: 2011

    Length: 71'

    Language: In English

    Trailer:  http://vimeo.com/ondemand/mendelsohn/26513083

    Introduction by Mait Väljas

    Erich Mendelsohn is a mysterious and tragic figure in the history of architecture. In the trenches of World War I, he made sketches of highly-imaginative buildings on scraps of paper. He built a house for his beloved, who ran off with a communist poet, and when the Nazis came to power, he was forced to abandon his home. Mendelsohn’s career followed the jagged trajectory of many German Jewish émigrés: he worked in England, Israel and finally, in the USA. Mendelsohn’s drawings pulsate with energy and his buildings erected all over the world are stunning and have left a strong mark in the history of architecture.

    Thanks: U.S. Embassy, Tallinn