2016, Canada,Documentary, 62 Minutes
Director: Joseph Clement
Starring: Jim Stewart
After Euclid, Toronto’s Jim Stewart is the most published mathematician in the world. Stewart spent a decade and a small fortune building the home of his dreams to reflect his two obsessions: curves and music. The completed home, called Integral House, provides him with both. A stunning architectural gem of subtly curved wood and vast, evocative spaces, the house stands in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood and is considered by many one of the city’s best performance spaces. Stewart took joy in hosting his trademark musical evenings with world-class guests, including the likes of Grammy Award–nominated Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, featured in the film. Landscape designer and artist Joseph Clement’s debut film is an impressive work of art in its own right, with its masterful combination of beautiful soundscapes and gorgeous architectural details. It ultimately delivers a finely crafted portrait of Stewart and his beloved home.
Post Screening Q&A with Larry Richards
Larry Wayne Richards has been engaged in the world of architecture for 50 years as an advisor, designer, educator, and writer. A graduate of Yale University, Professor Richards was director of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture from 1982 to 1987 and taught there until 1997 when he was appointed dean of the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, a position he held through 2004.
From 2008 to 2016, Richards consulted on architecture and urban design projects in New York, Hong Kong, and Nansha, China. He has written numerous books on architecture including: Canadian Centre for Architecture: Building and Gardens, “80” [Bloor Street West], and University of Toronto: The Campus Guide. He received the Royal Architectural Institute of Architecture’s national “Advocate for Architecture” award.
Richards has served on design juries and assisted with architect selection processes internationally for a broad range of institutions, corporations, and individuals such as the University of Toronto, MCA Universal in Los Angeles, and the Toronto-based mathematician/musician, Dr. James Stewart,
whose extraordinary life and house are celebrated in the film, Integral Man.
Saturday, October 28, 2017