Cinema Builders outlines the history of the cinema as a quintessentially modern building type, which embodies fantasy and escape in another realm. It examines the relationship of the development of film to the architecture of the cinema itself; the
advent of sound and the replacement of the theatre as an urban attraction. Cinema Builders charts the metamorphosis of cinema architecture from traditional theatre structures to a new breed of cinema building, among the first to use modernistic
architectural languages and abandon historicism.
The buildings featured throughout include work by architects such as Coop Himmelb(l)au, Bryan Avery, Jon Jerde, Fumihko Maki, Behnisch, Behnisch and Partner.
- All-encompassing worldwide study of cinema styles
- Prestigious architects showcase their work
- Beautifully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
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The cinema is a space of transformation, the gatewary to a world of infinite possibilities. Its architecture has had either to suggest the fantasy worlds which lie within or to reflect and magnify the vibrancy, the vision and the aspirations of the metropolis. The newness of the building type, the lack of precedent and the classlessness of the audience made the cinema the perfect vehicle for modern architecture.
In this book Edwin Heathcote oulines the development of the cinema as a modern building type and traces the history and fashions which have prevailed in the most populist of architectures, from the fairground booth to the megaplex. The bulk of the book is taken up by a selective international survey of modern cinema design, from the blatantly commercial through the self-consciously kitsch to the avant-garde. It is the first book of recent years to set about defining the state of contemporary cinema, and acts as a guide to one of the fastest changing and most genuinely popular and responsive buiding types.About the Author:
EDWIN HEATHCOTE is an architect and writer living and working in London. He writes on architecture for the Financial Times as well as other specialist architectural and design journals, and is the author of a number of books including Budapest: A guide to twentieth-century architecture (1998) and Theaatre London (2001) for Ellipsis and Church Builders (1997), Monument Builders (1998) and Bank Builders (2000) for John Wiley Sons. He is also a founder and director of design company izé .
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Descrizione libro Academy Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0471491381 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1166739
Descrizione libro Academy Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110471491381