|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ICAR/18|
The module will focus on the study of the interdisciplinary dialogue between film and architecture. Starting from the early days of cinema we will consider the two disciplines’ engagement with a range of styles and art movements. We will explore how specific typologies of spaces are represented on film and, at the same time, focus on the spaces of exhibition– the movie theatre, but also the museum and the built environment as a site for film and media projection, with particular attention to the element of sound and acoustics in film and architecture.
The module aims to provide a critical framework facilitating meaningful interdisciplinary dialogue between film and architecture, considering both cinematic representations of the built environment and the ways in which these representations have influenced architectural practice.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to demonstrate:
Lectures, discussions, in-class analysis of seminal works.
Classes are held in person. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. No remote learning is available for this course.
Course content does not differ for attending and non-attending students.
Barber, S. (2004). Projected Cities: Cinema and Urban Space. Reaktion.
Bruno, G. (2002). Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film. Verso.
Cairns, G. (2013). Architecture of the Screen: Essays in Cinematographic Space. Intellect.
Clarke, D. (1997). The Cinematic City. Taylor & Francis.
Lamster, M. (2000). Architecture and Film. Princeton Architectural Press.
Mennel, B. (2019). Cities and Cinema. Routledge
Pallasmaa, J. (2007). The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema. Rakennustieto.
Penz, F., Koeck, R. (2017). Cinematic Urban Geographies. Palgrave Macmillan.
Shonfield, K. (2000). Walls Have Feelings: Architecture, Film & the City. Routledge.
This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The course has NO SET TEXT. These core works will be supplemented with articles made available throughout the semester. Further bibliographic indications and guidance regarding the MANDATORY RESEARCH PROJECT will be given upon module commencement. There are NO ADDITIONAL TEXTS for non-attending students; those intending to sit the exam without attending the lessons are advised to make themselves known to the course coordinator, to ensure that their research projects meet minimum requirements.
JOEL ALEXANDER CATHCART (President)
ALESSANDRO FERRARO (Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral examination. Students will be required to develop, present and discuss a personal research project which interfaces with the module’s principal themes and critical framework.