On show at the V&A until November is a small but significant retrospective on the work and legacy of Ove Arup (1895–1988), founder the largest company of engineers and architects in the world.
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This short documentary, which premiered at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, on 20th January 2015, lovingly chronicles the life and career of Danish master-engineer Ove Arup (1895-1988) through the eyes of his family, admirers and closest colleagues.
Sponsored by ARUP and produced by Amirani Media, the film is an anecdotal and saccharine overview. In addition to being presented as a ground-breaking engineer, Arup is also revealed to be highly artistic: an accordion player, an amateur poet, a thinker, a dreamer and an embarrassing dad. He keeps bespoke Japanese chopsticks in his jacket pocket and sometimes he even tents his fingers up like Sherlock.
'Ove Arup’ is a corporate documentary that can be enjoyed like a television biopic; it is a warm and light-hearted introduction, highlighting the best of Arup’s career and quirky personality.
The film is a part of a longer series, ’Arup Legends’ which can be found on Youtube. The documentary can be watched on their website.
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