Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture

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Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture provides architects, planners, designer practitioners, politicians and decision makers with a new awareness of the practice of everyday life through the medium of film. This novel approach will also appeal to film scholars and film practitioners with an interest in spatial and architectural issues as well as researchers from cultural studies in the field of everyday life. The everyday life is one the hardest things to uncover since by its very nature it remains overlooked and ignored. We move through our everyday environment in a state of distraction, as once remarked by Benjamin, and suffer from a form of double blindness. On the other hand, cinema has over the last 120 years represented, interpreted and portrayed hundreds of thousands of everyday life situations taking place in a wide range of dwellings, streets and cities. Film constitutes the most comprehensive lived in building data in existence - a largely ignored and untapped resource. Films are 'equipment for living', they help us to understand architecture as experience while also providing an accelerated education in lived situations. Cinema created a comprehensive encyclopedia of architectural spaces and building elements. It has exposed large fragments of our everyday life and everyday environment that this book is aiming to reveal and restitute.
Author Francois Penz
Language English
Published 2017
Binding PBK
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