His work is a stunning testament to that, especially Atlanta’s Hyatt hotel built in 1967 (which one pundit describes as the first modern building he ever saw), and his own romantic, vine-strewn summer home. But there’s a sense, especially as the programme shifts focus to his family, painting and status in China, that just as much could be gained by scrolling through (and maybe slowly zooming in and out of) some pictures of Portman’s designs at your own leisure. At least that way you can avoid the irrelevance; like the architect’s parenting philosophy and a bizarrely extended description of a ‘mart’.
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