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The other Caligari | Jorge Gorostiza
26-07-2019 No Comments

The other Caligari | Jorge Gorostiza

Writing about Doctor Caligari’s cabinet, I discovered The Cabinet of Caligari, an American film in CinemaScope, but in black and white, produced and directed by Roger Kay in 1962, with a script by Robert Bloch, who had written the novel in which based Psycho. His argument is conventional, a tire is punctured by the car of the protagonist who travels […]

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza
28-06-2019 No Comments

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago, preparing a lecture that I was going to give at the School of Architecture of Valladolid, invited by GIRAC, I was looking for more information about Albert Bela Viragh, a scenographer I had already written about, and I found an advertisement for the movie Empty Ams directed by Frank Reicher, published in several American film magazines […]

Esquizo. Ricardo Bofill, Paolo Portoghesi and José Luis Guarner | Jorge Gorostiza
07-06-2019 No Comments

Esquizo. Ricardo Bofill, Paolo Portoghesi and José Luis Guarner | Jorge Gorostiza

It often happens that looking for something in a newspaper or magazine, you will find something else, sometimes more interesting, than the one originally wanted. This has happened recently in the newspaper library of La Vanguardia, where I found an article that links two architects with a film and a film critic. The architects are Paolo Portoghesi and Ricardo Bofill, the film […]

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza
03-05-2019 No Comments

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza

Undoubtedly, Alexandre Trauner was one of the best film set designers in history. In 1987, an exhibition with his drawings was organized at the Dau al Set Gallery in Barcelona, while the first edition of the Barcelona Film Festival was held. The La Vanguardia newspaper published an interview with the teacher, signed by Felix Flores, which reproduces some of the topics that […]

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza
05-04-2019 No Comments

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza

In an issue of the Glamor of Hollywood magazine of 1941, an article entitled «Girls at work for disney», was published, with the subtitle «The great cartonist opens up new careers for talented girls in his Hollywood studio».  This article begins by explaining: «Until a few months ago the work of animating characters in the Walt Disney studios was purely […]

Advertising with architect | Jorge Gorostiza
22-03-2019 No Comments

Advertising with architect | Jorge Gorostiza

On other occasions, some advertisements published in film magazines have already been mentioned in this space, in which an architect or a building appears in their images, related to the cinematographic activity. A few days ago I found the one that is reproduced above, in a number of Moving Picture World appeared in November 1920. In this ad, signed in […]

Monumental Cinema by Casto Fernéndez-Shaw | Jorge Gorostiza
15-03-2019 No Comments

Monumental Cinema by Casto Fernéndez-Shaw | Jorge Gorostiza

Reviewing the work of the architect Casto Fernández-Shaw, I have found that many issues of his magazine Cortijos y rascacielos are digitized and can be accessed at Memoria de Madrid. In number three of that magazine, published in the winter of 1930, one of his visionary projects was published, in this case the Monumental Cinema, of which only the illustration […]

Dictators and the cinema | Jorge Gorostiza
15-02-2019 No Comments

Dictators and the cinema | Jorge Gorostiza

A few weeks ago at a dinner, a friend said that despite everything that interests us and likes the cinema, we should not forget that almost all dictators had also been very fond of the seventh art; She mentioned Hitler, Mussolini and Franco, I added Stalin, without remembering then the movie El círculo del poder. Directed by Andréi Mijalkov Konchalovski […]

Concentration camp architects | Jorge Gorostiza
11-01-2019 No Comments

Concentration camp architects | Jorge Gorostiza

Today, when racism grows, supported by groups and political parties that take advantage of hatred to gain supporters and votes, today it is fundamental to remember what happened and nobody could believe that it was happening, because it could not be conceived that educated people, belonging to a advanced country, cultured and European, nor any human being, was able to […]

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza
09-11-2018 No Comments

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza

Studying the cities and armored buildings against the aerial bombings, I remembered the design with a warhead shape made by Terence Verity,, the scenographer of the movie 1984 (Michael Anderson, 1956), for the London ministries, which George Orwell describes in his novel: “The Ministry of Truth: it was different, to an astonishing extent, from any other object that came to view.” […]

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza
17-08-2018 No Comments

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza

A spaceship of the airline Bread Am (Bread American World Airways) crosses the terrestrial orbit, transports only a passenger and is sleeping, in the support of the seat that has ahead there is a flushed screen, similar to those who have the current planes, is the Doctor Heywood Floyd and course goes to the Space Station V. What can turns […]

A 100 Chairs in 100 days | Xosé Suárez
20-07-2018 No Comments

A 100 Chairs in 100 days | Xosé Suárez

The project “A 100 Chairs in 100 days” by the Italian designer Martino Gamper focuses on the idea of manufacturing unique objects from other pre-existing and discarded objects. The project consists of the construction of 100 chairs in a period of time limited to 100 days with the remains of others collected for years on the streets of London. The […]

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza
22-06-2018 No Comments

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza

Sometimes in the department store of provinces unsuspected findings take place. It does very little visiting increasingly limited section of videoes of one of them, I found a jewel buried between enormous boxes of popular series, the edition that they have done the Film library of Catalonia and Cameo with Jacinto Esteva‘s work. A really very elegant, exquisite edition – […]

The death of the cinema and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
13-04-2018 No Comments

The death of the cinema and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

After expiring more than one century, the cinema, the seventh art called and more young woman of all of them, the most ancient has been related by other six, between them the Architecture, possibly. Relations that enough times have been analyzed and from diverse points of view, though always new someone arises, for example, might propose impertinent studies him as: the […]

The first women art director | Jorge Gorostiza
08-12-2017 No Comments

The first women art director | Jorge Gorostiza

The investigator Mexican Elisa Lozano, whom already I mentioned immediately after the publication of his fundamental book on Manuel Fontanals, has said to me does so that there is finishing his work about Lucero Isaac,, the first cinematographic Mexican art director. The certain thing is that in the area of the scenery for the cinema the same thing has happened that […]

Susanne Bier, woman architect | Jorge Gorostiza
10-11-2017 No Comments

Susanne Bier, woman architect | Jorge Gorostiza

In the book Talking Movies: Contemporary World Filmmakers in Interview, it was written by Jason Wood in 2006, there is an interview with Susanne Bier in the one that counts that first he studied compared religions and later architecture and «I was interested very much in elements in the line of the movies, as the design of sets. Then I was […]

Fritz Lang and New York | Jorge Gorostiza
27-10-2017 No Comments

Fritz Lang and New York | Jorge Gorostiza

On Sunday, the 12th of October, 1924, the Deutschland German transatlantic moored in a wharf of the West Side of Manhattan, between his passengers they were the Erich Mendelsohn architect and the filmmakers Erich Pommer and Fritz Lang, , apparently, it annotated the latter in his diary that it had seen «a street, illuminated, as if it was by day, for neons, all of them aggressive, […]

Scriptorium | Elías Cueto
15-09-2017 No Comments

Scriptorium | Elías Cueto

One of the more fascinating pieces of furniture of the history is the one that Antonello da Messina paints for San Jerónimo. By means of successive operations of encapsulamiento and as if about a story of Borges it was treating itself, the Renaissance painter locates a space inside other one and this inside one more. The picture frames a wall, […]

Glen Gould chair | Elías Cueto
21-07-2017 No Comments

Glen Gould chair | Elías Cueto

Hypochondriac, suffering from syndrome of asperger, obsessive – compulsive maniac of the work, perfectionist of the sound and of the silence … Glenn Gould‘s eccentricities helped to popularize the works for J. S. Bach’s keyboard so much as his talent and personality. Between his eccentricities, certainly, one finds his chair. The proximity with which the Canadian pianist was placing on […]

The future of the past | Sergio de Miguel
30-06-2017 35 Comments

The future of the past | Sergio de Miguel

Title: GattacaProtagonists: Ethan Hawke, Uma ThurmanPhotography: Slawomir IdziakMusic: Michael NymanProduction: Danny de Vito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey SherDirection: Andrew Niccol The future. The Earth no this destroyed by the hecatombe nuclear, neither neither is infested of exaggerated machines, suffers the consequences of a denaturalised evolution of the genetics. The fight of classes no longer is economic, not even racial, but it […]

Gabriele Basilico | Elías Cueto
09-06-2017 No Comments

Gabriele Basilico | Elías Cueto

Gabriele Basilico (Milan 1944) is a photographer of recognized international prestige rewarded as prize Astroc, Osella d’Oro, prize INU, etc. Formed as architect, his images resort frequently to the urban landscape as source of inspiration. The observation of the relations with the constructed environment occupies a fundamental place inside his visual production. In this respect it is called a series […]

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-10-2016 138 Comments

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Fifty years ago we had a teacher in the Faculty of Architecture that it was teaching to draw. His education nothing had to see with tricks or formulae but with foundations, with what it precedes the act itself of drawing, it might be said. He was saying to us for example that it was important to observe in general, which […]

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
08-07-2016 No Comments

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the last entry of my blog, I was mentioning the MAE + CINE Arquitectura tras la pantalla, celebrated in Matimex, in which there intervened the filmmaker and architect Fernando Colomo. Looking for information about his work, to prepare this encentro, I found several interviews in which he was speaking on the relations between cinema and architecture, which can be […]

John Sayles.  Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
01-04-2016 No Comments

John Sayles. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In a serie of income that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, that I began in 2011, I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, René Clair, Luigi Comencini, Dziga Vertov, Jose Luis García Sanchez, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami and Raúl Ruiz; the actress Viola Dana; […]

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza
26-02-2016 No Comments

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza

In 1999 the acquaintance architect Óscar Tusquetss did the scenery of the theatrical work The Foundation written by Antonio Buero Vallejo and that was returning to mount twenty-five years after his premiere. In the Sunday one of the periodic El País newspaper a qualified article appeared «Buero Vallejo’s prison. The Foundation returns to the scenes 25 years after his premiere […]

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza
08-01-2016 No Comments

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I published a post on the relation between the filmmaker David Lynch and the architect Lloyd Wright, and last different year about Billy Wilder and the Eames. Now the relation is between Lynch and the above mentioned. In the interview of 1997, which it was mentioning in the post before mentioned, Kathrin Spohr was asking him […]

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza
01-01-2016 No Comments

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza

A few days ago accidentally I obtained a book that did not know, The architect written by Robert Auzelle in 1965. The truth is that I it started seeing for the end and in the note (38) reading this: «the taste of the interior decorators of cinema demonstrates, if not frankly mediocre, almost always debatably. On the other hand, often […]

Juan Rivas´ architecture and night landscapes | Luis Gil Pita
09-11-2015 No Comments

Juan Rivas´ architecture and night landscapes | Luis Gil Pita

I write these lines with a species of feeling fault for speaking about an artist and of his work, which I knew some time ago, and the present one to which this exhibition corresponds, because it gets used to speaking of the artistic object and of his creator to explain it, something that I believe in the bottom is totally […]

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza
06-11-2015 No Comments

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza

I have not read the book The Architecture of David Lynch, written by Richard Martin last year, but another day I found an interview that Kathrin Spohr did to Lynch in 1997, in her he asked him on his house, one of many that there created the architect Lloyd Wright, and not his father Frank Lloyd Wright, since he has […]

Warlike repulsion | Marcelo Gardinetti
12-10-2015 No Comments

Warlike repulsion | Marcelo Gardinetti

Picasso’s Guernica represents a historical event that expresses the conclusive manifestation of the art against the violence represented by the devastating bombardment of the air German force on Basque territory during the Spanish civil war. The work makes explicit the misery of the war and the suffering of the civil inhabitants of the city of Guernika, innocent victims of the […]