martes, 12 de abril de 2011

book | The Architecture of image : existential space in cinema

The Architecture of image : existential space in cinema / Juhani Pallasmaa ; translation and checking, Michael Wynne-Ellis.
Helsinki : Rakennustieto Oy, 2007.
183 p. : il.
ISBN 9516826288

Arte y cine.
Cine - Decorados.
Biblioteca A-72.01 ARC

This new title explores the shared experiential ground of architecture and cinema through the notion of existential space.

The Architecture of Image opens up an unexplored territory of architectural expression, while simultaneously revealing the essential role of architectural image of cinematic expression.

Through analysis of films by Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Michelangelo Antonioni and Andrei Tarkovsky, the writer illuminates the directors' use of architectural imagery in evoking and maintaining specific mental states. Whereas the actually built architecture of today tends to confine emotional response to the realm of utilitarian rationality, the writer suggests that the architectural imagery of poets, painters and film directors could re-sensitise the architectural profession to the inherent poetics of architecture.

The book weaves architectural and cinematic experiences with images of paintings, literary descriptions as well as philosophical views in this fascinating area of contemporary theory.

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