Designing Dreams: Modern Architecture in the Movies (Architecture and Film, 2)

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A thorough examination of the almost symbiotic relationship between modernist architecture and film design of the 1920s and 1930s. Albrecht traces the connections between film designers' art and its roots in European design movements, such as Art Deco and the Bauhaus. The penthouses, nightclubs, and skyscrapers that showed moviegoers a new way of living demanded a new look, which these architectural movements provided. DESIGNING DREAMS concludes with an essential chapter on The Fountainhead, modernist architecture's last fervid gasp in the movies. Illustrated with rare stills from classic films.

Product Details

  • Series: Architecture and Film (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Hennessey & Ingalls (April 26, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940512262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940512269
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Customer Reviews

Four Stars

 on September 9, 2015
A good book for the size. Great publication to begin the subject with.

How Modernism Became International

5 people found this helpful.
 on September 7, 2005
By Marco Antonio Abarca
Modernism and commercial cinema were both born at the turn of the century and came into maturity in the 1920’s and 1930’s. In his book “Designing Dreams: Modern Architecture in the Movies”, Donald Albrech explains how the futuristic theories of modernism were incorporated into movies.

Five Stars

 on June 7, 2017
By Mike
Very good reading.

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