Anybody know this book?


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Mar 15, 2007, 12:41am

Skimmed once in a bookstore, I didn't buy it. It's about architecture in the movies, specifically in science fiction movies. So no real buildings. I seem to recall it featured just a page or two for each movie, with one or two illustrations per page. My memory says the illustrations were all in black and white, but that can't be right. Maybe it's just that so many of the illustrations were from b&w movies.

Any ideas?



Mar 16, 2007, 9:53am

Hmmm...the cover doesn't ring a bell, but that might be the book. I'll order it and see.

Thank you so much!


Apr 20, 2007, 2:50pm

Okay, so:

I got the book Film Architectue from the library, and read it. It's great, but it's not the one I was thinking of. The one I was thinking of was concerned more with imaginary architecture, in fact I think it may not have contained any movie stuff after all, but rather drawings by A. G. Rizzoli and similar artists.

If this rings a bell with anyone, please let me know.

Thank you!


5atelier First Message
Jan 15, 2008, 6:31am

Hello Ernie,

If you are still looking for this book, perhaps it is ALBRECHT, Donald -- "Designing Dreams: modern architecture in the movies"


Jan 21, 2008, 7:42pm

Probably not the one you're thinking of, but Impossible Worlds (3764363177) is fun to look through.

May 24, 2008, 1:55pm

Can't help you, but one set design that didn't see the light of day, much less black and white film, was the one Frank Lloyd Wright was asked to design for King Vidor's 1949 film: "The Fountainhead".

Warner Brothers asked Wright to design the sets, and he agreed to so do, while deliberately specifying a fee that the studio would consider prohibitive.

Today those sets would be the one feature of the movie to have survived the test of time. One film reviewer stated that the film could be considered "repulsive" were it not so funny.


Jan 12, 2009, 11:40pm

The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema?