Cinema and Architecture: Melies, Mallet-Stevens, Multimedia

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The result of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge's Department of Architecture and the National Film and Television School in the UK, this book includes papers on the architecture in the work of Jacques Tati, Woody Allen, and Martin Scorsese; on modernism in French cinema and architecture; on the use of Rome as a location for feature films, and discussions of architecture in documentary films of the 1930s.
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The result of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge's Department of Architecture and the National Film and Television School in the UK, this book includes papers on the architecture in the work of Jacques Tati, Woody Allen, and Martin Scorsese; on modernism in French cinema and architecture; on the use of Rome as a location for feature films, and discussions of architecture in documentary films of the 1930s.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780851705781
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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Fran├žois Penz teaches in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. Maureen Thomas is Head of Screen Studies at the National Film School, UK.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Early Images of the City
1 The City in Twilight: Charting the Genre of the 'City Film', 1900-1930 8
2 Robert Mallet-Stevens: Architecture, Cinema and Poetics 28
3 'Only Film Can Make the New Architecture Intelligible!': Hans Richter's Die neue Wohnung and the Early Documentary Film on Modern Architecture 34
Pt. 2 The Modern City I: London/Paris/New York/Rome
4 Imagining the Post-War World: Architecture, Reconstruction and the British Documentary Film Movement 52
5 Architecture in the Films of Jacques Tati 62
6 The Color of New York: Places and Spaces in the Films of Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen 70
7 Insiders and Outsiders: Latent Urban Thinking in Movies of Modern Rome 84
Pt. 3 The Modern City II: People in Space
8 The Space Between: Photography, Architecture and the Presence of Absence 104
9 Representing Le Corbusier: Film, Exhibition, Multimedia 114
10 Life into Art, Art into Life: Fusions in Film, Video and Architecture 118
Pt. 4 The Virtual City I: Architecture in Movement
11 Using Digital Techniques and Videos in Architectural Education 126
12 The Physical and Conceptual Assembly of Architectural Form 132
13 Architecture or Cinema? Digital 3D Design and the World of Multimedia 138
14 Experiencing Virtual Reality 144
Pt. 5 The Virtual City II: The Marriage of Art and Science
15 Production Design As Process 154
16 Film Architecture: The Imagination of Lies 166
17 Computer-Aided Art Direction 174
18 Looking to the Future - Imagining the Truth 182
Filmography 199
Index 205
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