Architecture Filmmaking (Book)

This book investigates the ways in which architectural researchers, teachers of architecture, their students and practicing architects, filmmakers and artists are using filmmaking uniquely in their practice.

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Unlike other books on architecture and film, Architecture Filmmaking investigates how the now-expanded field of architecture utilises the practice of filmmaking (feature/short film, stop motion animation and documentary) or video/moving image in research, teaching and practice, and what the consequences of this interdisciplinary exchange are. While architecture and filmmaking have clearly distinct disciplinary outputs and filmmaking is a much younger art than architecture, the intersection between them is less defined. This book investigates the ways in which architectural researchers, teachers of architecture, their students and practicing architects, filmmakers and artists are using filmmaking uniquely in their practice.

Dr Igea Troiani is an academic, architect and independent filmmaker teaching at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She is co-editor of The Politics of Making (2007) and is founder and editor-in-chief of the international award-winning journal Architecture and Culture, Routledge.

Hugh Campbell is professor of architecture at University College Dublin where he is head of the School of Architecture. He is currently leading a HEA-funded project to develop the relationship between the National College of Art and Design and UCD.

Introduction 

 

Part I: Architecture Filmmaking Technique 

Architectural Codes in the works of Dan Graham, Bernard Tschumi and Diller and Scofidio - Sarah Breen Lovett

The Depth Between Frames: Architectural Representation in Two Films by Elizabeth Price and Rut Blees Luxemburg - Alexandra Stara

Mysteries of the Visible: Filmic Operations and Their Value for the Representation of Place – Artistic Research in the Moving Image - Fred Truniger

Paris Plays Itself: Widescreen and the City in Tati, Godard and Melville - Douglas Smith

Tracking Spatial Continuity in the Urban Realm - Igea Troiani and Hugh Campbell

Inside History: Filmic Space-time and an Electronics Archaeology - Christine McCarthy

 

Part II: Architecture Filmmakers 

Section I 

Reimagining Domesticity in 03-FLATS: Single Women and Singapore Public Housing- Lilian Chee

Filming Architecture and the Architecture of Film: A Reading of the Maison de Verre - Mary Vaughan Johnson

Light Matter: The Transdisciplinary Practice of the Architectural Moving Drawing - Eleanor Suess

Section II 

Hammer to Bell: A Poetic Documentary about Limerick - Jan Frohburg and Christina Gangos

Invented Memories: Notes on Filming Industrial Ruins in Eleonas, Athens - Ektoras Arkomanis

Errant Bodies: A Critical Essay on the Film More Out of Curiosity - Ronnie Close

Section III 

Fight Club: Whether to Make PoMo Architecture or Blow It Up! - Dik Jarman

His House, Our House and Her House: A Filmic Place for Women - Igea Troiani

Stylist as Auteur: Hierarchy, Reputation and Creative Control - Philip Clarke

 

Part III: Architecture Filmmaking Pedagogy 

Un-framing Reality: Sets of Intensities as Smallest Common Denominator in Film and Architecture - Marc Boumeester

From Blockbuster to Any Space: A Pedagogy of the Filmic Imaginary - Randall Teal

Deeper into Projection: Spatiotemporal Design Inquiry through Digital and Computational Methods - Thomas Forget

Resonance and Transcendence of a Bodily Presence: How a Filmic Mapping of Non-visual, Aural and Bodily Relations in Space Can Strengthen the Sensory Dimension in Architectural Design - Rikke Munck Petersen and Mads Farsø

Cinematic Collage as Architectural Design Research - Igea Troiani and Tonia Carless

Cinematics in Architectural Practice and Culture: The Cambridge Project  - François Penz and Maureen Thomas

A Postgraduate Student’s Pursuit for the Future of Architecture Filmmaking in Cuba’s Cinematic Heart: No Hay CINE - Edward Gillibrand

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