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12 Documentaries That Embrace The Art Of Design

See the history behind the things you find pretty.

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1. Marwencol (2010)

Open Face / marwencol.com

After a beating that caused memory loss, Mark Hogancamp creates a model town called Marwencol, and tries to cope mentally through his creation. Design meets therapy.

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Open Face / youtu.be

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Paranoid Pictures / youtu.be

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Sidetrack Films / youtu.be

4. Between The Folds (2008)

Green Fuse Films / greenfusefilms.com

Watch as a group of scientists and artists give up their careers, and dive into the fascinating world of paper folding. Origami FTW! View it here.

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Arthouse Films / youtu.be

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Muris Media / youtu.be

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The One Club / youtu.be

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BlinkWorks / youtu.be

9. Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011)

First One Features / impawards.com

Married couple Charles and Ray Eames contributed to some of the greatest designs in the 20th century — from furniture to film, like Powers of Ten.

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First Run Features / youtu.be

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Swiss Dots Production / youtu.be

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12. Urbanized (2011)

Swiss Dots Production / urbanizedfilm.com

The final installment in Hustwit's trilogy examines the thought and problems behind the design of urban centers — otherwise known as cities.

All three films on Netflix

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Swiss Dot Productions / youtu.be

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