Cloth $87.50 ISBN: 9789053569801 Published September 2007 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination

Set Design in 1930s European Cinema

Tim Bergfelder, Sue Harris, and Sarah Street

Tim Bergfelder, Sue Harris, and Sarah Street

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

336 pages | 105 halftones | 6-1/3 x 9-1/2
Cloth $87.50 ISBN: 9789053569801 Published September 2007 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Paper $43.50 ISBN: 9789053569849 Published September 2007 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
European cinema between World Wars I and II was renowned for its remarkable attention to detail and visual effects in set design. Visionary designers such as Vincent Korda and Alfred Junge extended their influence across national film industries in Paris, London, and Berlin, transforming the studio system into one of permeable artistic communities. For the first time, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination provides a comparative study of European film set design in the late 1920s and 1930s.  Based on a wealth of drawings, film stills, and archival documents from the period, this volume illuminates the emerging significance of transnational artistic collaboration in light of developments in Britain, France, and Germany.  A comprehensive analysis of the practices, styles, and function of interwar cinematic production design, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination offers new insight into the period’s remarkable achievements and influence on subsequent generations.
Contents
Acknowledgements 
1. Introduction: Understanding and Interpreting Set Design in Cinema
2. European Set Design in the 1920s and 1930s: Cultural Contexts and
    Professional Practices
3. Imagining Space in Late Weimar Cinema
4. French Cinema in the 1930s: Space, Place and National Identity
5. Set Design, Style and Genre in 1930s British Cinema
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