The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces

by Interiors

Armen Karaoghlanian and Mehruss Jon Ahi

The Architecture  of Cinematic Spaces

Armen Karaoghlanian and Mehruss Jon Ahi

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

95 pages | 10 halftones | 9 1/2 x 9 1/2
Paper $26.50 ISBN: 9781789382051 Published April 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces by Interiors is an academic, graphic exploration of architectural spaces in cinema that provides a new perspective on the relationship between architecture and film. Combining critical essays with original architectural floor plan drawings, coauthors Arman Karaoghlanian and Mehruss Jon Ahi discuss production design in key films from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Rope, Le mépris, Playtime, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Home Alone, Panic Room, A Single Man, Her, and Columbus. Each chapter is accompanied by an original floor plan of a key scene, bridging the gap between film criticism and architectural practice. Written by the editors of the critically acclaimed online journal Interiors, the book will appeal to film and architecture communities and everyone in between. A must-read for fans and scholars alike, The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces by Interiors prompts us to reconsider the spaces our favorite characters occupy and to listen to the stories those spaces can tell. 
Contents
01: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)


02: Rope (1948)


03: Le mépris (1963)


04: Playtime (1967)


05: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


06: Home Alone (1990)


07: Panic Room (2002)


08: A Single Man (2009)


09: Her (2013)


10: Columbus (2017)
Review Quotes
A Daily Dose of Architecture Books
“Architects will be most interested in the floor plans, though in the end it's the texts that are the most revealing.”
HiConsumption
"The Architecture Of Cinematic Spaces, a visually-enticing illustration of key film locations from some of history’s most lauded on-set dwellings, takes an interesting approach to help readers understand the importance of 'setting.' Covering a series of unprecedented designs from films . . . the book takes an artistic, but educated look into the science behind set design, illuminating the stories that each space can tell through a series of critical essays and original floor plan drawings."
Classiq Journal
"A highly visual, graphic analysis of film in terms of architecture, cinematic spaces and production design, and discusses films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Rope, Le mépris, Playtime, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Home Alone, Panic Room, A Single Man, Her and Columbus. [The book] takes you on a journey through the fashion of the 1990s."
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