Modernist Noir

Tobe, Renee (2007) ‘Modernist Noir’, Perspectives: the Journal of the Ontario Association of Architects, 15(4), pp. 16-18.

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Abstract

Films use architecture as visual shorthand to tell viewers everything they need to know about the characters in a short amount of time. Only a few seconds are required to impart who the players are and whether they are on their way up, or down. Modern architecture plays a speci! c role in this dialogue. The occupant of the stark compositions and straight white lines of modernism with their de! ned light and shadow is not just a rascal, but a cold-blooded evildoer associated with calculated reasoning. In contrast cheerful and inviting faux-Tudor or fieldstone-clad houses denote homely domesticity to the viewing public.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Tobe, R. (2007) 'Modernist Noir' Perspectives: the Journal of the Ontario Association of Architects 15 (4) pp.16-18..
Divisions: Schools > Architecture Computing and Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 13:50
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 11:59
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1106

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