The Chosen People: The Architect. The Amber Room.
Published time: 1 Jun, 2007 20:00 Edited time: 2 Jun, 2007 00:00
The Chosen People: The Architect (01.30, 09.30, 17.30)
Berthold Lubetkin - the main character of a new installment of The Chosen People documentary series – is a Russian émigré architect who pioneered modernist design in Britain in the 1930s. In the 1920s, he practiced in Paris where he associated with the leading figures of the European Avant-Garde, including Le Corbusier. The architectural style he brought to London was something absolutely new. He’s not well known in Russia, but in London his achievements are highly respected and still a lot of buildings remind one of his talent.
The Amber Room (05.30, 13.30, 21.30)
It’s one of the most magnificent and mysterious masterpieces in Russia. It was lost during the Second World War. The search continues above ground, underground, and even underwater. It was recreated and unveiled in St. Petersburg in 2003. But the story doesn’t end here. Find out more about it in the Amber Room documentary.