»PARABETON starts with the first still existing dome structure in Baiae near Naples, built in the first centry B.C. It is followed by a chronological array of seventeen preserved buildings by the Italian building engineer Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979). Nervi is the Architect‘s Architect of the 20th century. The Nervi sequences are interrupted by cinematic studies of Ancient Roman concrete constructions from the first century B.C. The film hereby suggests a relationship between Nervi‘s bold constructions and the groundbreaking inventions of Ancient Rome 2000 years ago. This 100 minute long film is the first part of the multi-part DECAMPMENT OF MODERNISM project, which will conclude my ARCHITECUTRE AS AUTOBIOGRAPHY film series about the origins, future, fate, and rise and fall of architectural modernism. The second part of the project will present buildings by the French architect Auguste Perret in France and Algeria, shot in the Spring of 2011. Perrot masterfully refined concrete construction in his ensembles and designs and bestowed them with a classic aesthetic. PARABETON, with its referral of modernism‘s constructional core to the concrete constructions of Ancient Rome, constitutes the finale of my ARCHITECTURE AS AUTOBIOGRAPHY series.«