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Cinematic Style: Fashion, Architecture and Interior Design on Film

Author/EditorBerry, Professor Jess (Monash University (Author)
ISBN: 9781350137622
Pub Date24/02/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
$41.65
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From cinema's silent beginnings, fashion and interior design have been vital to character development and narrative structure. Despite spectacular technological advancements on screen, stunning silhouettes and striking spaces still have the ability to dazzle to dramatic effect. This book is the first to consider the significant interplay between fashion and interiors and their combined contribution to cinematic style from early film to the digital age.

With examples from Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture in Hitchcock's North by Northwest, to Coco Chanel's costumes for Gloria Swanson and a Great Gatsby film-set turned Ralph Lauren flagship, Cinematic Style describes the reciprocal relationship between these cultural forms. Exposing the bleeding lines between fashion and interiors in cinematic and real-life contexts, Berry presents case studies of cinematic styles adopted as brand identities and design movements promoted through filmic fantasy.

Shedding light on consumer culture, social history and gender politics as well as on fashion, film and interior design theory, Cinematic Style considers the leading roles domestic spaces, quaint cafes, little black dresses and sharp suits have played in 20th and 21st-century film.

From cinema's silent beginnings, fashion and interior design have been vital to character development and narrative structure. Despite spectacular technological advancements on screen, stunning silhouettes and striking spaces still have the ability to dazzle to dramatic effect. This book is the first to consider the significant interplay between fashion and interiors and their combined contribution to cinematic style from early film to the digital age.

With examples from Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture in Hitchcock's North by Northwest, to Coco Chanel's costumes for Gloria Swanson and a Great Gatsby film-set turned Ralph Lauren flagship, Cinematic Style describes the reciprocal relationship between these cultural forms. Exposing the bleeding lines between fashion and interiors in cinematic and real-life contexts, Berry presents case studies of cinematic styles adopted as brand identities and design movements promoted through filmic fantasy.

Shedding light on consumer culture, social history and gender politics as well as on fashion, film and interior design theory, Cinematic Style considers the leading roles domestic spaces, quaint cafes, little black dresses and sharp suits have played in 20th and 21st-century film.

Jess Berry is Senior Lecturer in Design History at Monash University, Australia. She is the author of House of Fashion (Bloomsbury, 2018).

List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction: Cinematic Style-Fashion, Architecture and the Interior on Film 1. Bedrooms, Boudoirs and Bathrooms: Modern Women, Seductive Spaces and Spectacular Silhouettes 2. Evil Lairs and Bachelor Dandies: Modernist Architecture, Spies and the Suit 3. Luxurious Longings: Queer Heterotopias in Decor and Dress 4. Grand Entrances: Staircases, Stages and Fashion Parades 5. Windows and Screens: Cinema, Department Stores and Boutique Displays 6. Dream Spaces: Film Sets as Fashion Flagships and Experiential Retail Environments Conclusion Notes Filmography Bibliography Index

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