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Film Architecture: Set Designs from Metropolis to Blade Runner
It may be the catalogue for an exhibit mounted first at Brown University, but in the way it explores the set designs of films produced in Weimar, Germany, and later, Film Architecture doesn't read like scaffolding to an event long past. Beginning with oddball stuff like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari whose tilting, dream-curved sets would appeal equally to Virginia Woolf (who ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Prestel Publishing
(first published February 1996)
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This is a very heavy going book there are no two ways about it. There are essays about film making and architecture which are either reproductions of an exhibition on the subject or are notes and observations taken from the films and their contributors, however it is a fascinating insight in to the creative drives of the people who helped shape some of the most influential films of the genre.