Cinematic Spaces in Architecture and Cities
Routledge – 2013 – 224 pages
Cine-scapes explores the relationship between urban space, architecture and the moving image. While an impressive amount of research has been done with regards to the way in which architecture is portrayed in film, this book offers a new perspective….
What happens if we begin to see the city as a place for an embodied visual consumption; a visual apparatus or, perhaps, a system that is based on movement, light and the body, and which we can explore in kinematic, kinetic, and kinaesthetic ways?
Using film as a lens through which we look at urban spaces and places, Richard Koeck reveals the filmic and cinematic phenomena and spatial qualities that are present in postmodern landscapes, and which are perhaps otherwise disregarded or merely passively consumed.
Drawing on the author’s extensive knowledge derived from architectural and film practice, Cine-scapes:
Cine-scapes ignites new ways of seeing, thinking and debating the nature of architecture and urban spaces.
Introduction Part 1: Film, Mind and Body 1. Tectonics of Film Space 2. City in our Mind 3. Existential and Experiential Notions of Space Part 2: Cinema, Architecture and the Everyday 4. Spatial Editing 5. A Shared Space 6. Architecture and Urban Form as Cinematic Apparatus Part 3: Urbanity and Image 7. Urban Product Advertisement 8. Place Marketing: Urban Architecture as Image 9. Film Advertisement and Urban Spaces Conclusion: The Near Future of Cinescapes
Richard Koeck is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Director of theCentre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA) at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is Founding Director of CineTecture Ltd, a Liverpool-based production and post-production company.