The Library has a sizeable film collection on a broad array of subjects including architectural history. Films are indexed in the Library catalog. The easiest way to find films in the Library catalog is to limit your search in the catalog to "Film Collection All Formats."
Films are located in the Library Media Center (on the 1st floor of the Library) and can be viewed there. Educational films have limited check-out.
Here are some examples of films on architectural history available in the Library Media Center.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2001 SUMMARY: Examines the strong and lasting influence of the buildings of the Greek and Roman empires on generations of architects. The program classifies the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles of Greece and the Tuscan and composite styles of Rome. Examples are drawn from the ancient world as well as the Renaissance and neo-Classical period, with references to Inigo Jones, Vitruvius, Lord Burlington, Palladio, William Chambers, Robert and John Adams, and John Soanes. Discusses Prince Charles' views and influence on modern architecture.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004 SUMMARY: An overview of the architect and designer Frank Gehry. Gehry and others discuss his work, including The Davis studio and residence, Loyola Law School, the Edgemar Development, the Chiat/Day Building, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the DG Bank Building. Gehry's interest and exploration of kinetics, aesthetics, and dynamism are examined along with the specifically repeating themes and characteristics of his work.
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c2003 SUMMARY: Examines a century of women's involvement with architecture, particularly public architecture, both as designers and users. Looks at the public work of Louise Bethune, Julia Morgan, Denise Scott Brown, Wendy Foster, Zaha Hadid, and other esteemed female architects. Discusses the relative prestige of female architects and their creations as compared to their male counterparts. Considers whether women offer a particular st