Plato and Hegel stay home

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Tobe, R. 2007. Plato and Hegel stay home. Architectural Research Quarterly. 11 (1), pp. 53-62.
AuthorsTobe, R.
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.

KeywordsHeidegger; philosophy; filmmaking; film narrative; cinematography; architecture in film
JournalArchitectural Research Quarterly
Journal citation11 (1), pp. 53-62
ISSN1474-0516
1359-1355
Year2007
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1359135507000498
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1107
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PrintAug 2007
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Deposited16 Dec 2010
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Tobe, R. (2007) ‘Plato and Hegel stay home.’ Architectural Research Quarterly, 11 (1). pp. 53-62..

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