Plato and Hegel stay home

Tobe, Renee (2007) Plato and Hegel stay home. Architectural research quarterly, 11 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1474-0516

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1359135507000498

Abstract

As we watch a film, we let filmmakers take us by the hand and tell us a story until they lead us into a world visually constructed to captivate us for a specific amount of time. The worst thing a filmmaker can do is not to terrify us, or fool us with special effects, but to rob us of our illusion that what we are seeing is ‘true’ even if just for now. Through the mimetic power of film, we, the viewer, picture the film set as if it is real architecture, and assemble the walls and floors we see into an architectural whole. This paper focuses on what we see ‘behind’ the screen rather than the cinematic experience itself. The premise is that by examining the nature of filmic ‘reality’ we will be helped to understand architectural form and order.

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Additional Information:As we watch a film, we let filmmakers take us by the hand and tell us a story until they lead us into a world visually constructed to captivate us for a specific amount of time. The worst thing a filmmaker can do is not to terrify us, or fool us with special effects, but to rob us of our illusion that what we are seeing is ‘true’ even if just for now. Through the mimetic power of film, we, the viewer, picture the film set as if it is real architecture, and assemble the walls and floors we see into an architectural whole. This paper focuses on what we see ‘behind’ the screen rather than the cinematic experience itself. The premise is that by examining the nature of filmic ‘reality’ we will be helped to understand architectural form and order.
Keywords:Film, Mimetics, Architecture, Filmic reality, Architectural form, Architectural order, Joseph Losey's The Servant, G. W. F. Hegel, Plato
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture
ID Code:1355
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:11 Oct 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:18

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