Politics of Architecture in Contemporary Argentine Cinema by Amanda Holmes

By Amanda Holmes

This publication considers how architectural landmarks, imagined constructions and concrete landscapes participate in the creation of that means in modern Argentine cinema. From the long-lasting Buenos Aires Obelisk to the Hilton overseas inn, the shopping mall to the café and the Le Corbusier-designed Curutchet apartment to the gated group, structure in those movies conjures up the political. Tracing architecture’s expression via six movies produced because the 1990s—Pizza birra faso, Mundo grúa, Nueve reinas, los angeles niña santa, los angeles antena and El hombre de al lado—Amanda Holmes reports how structure in cinema elicits political reminiscence, underscores marginalization and sophistication discrepancies, creates nostalgia for neighborhoods and re-evaluates latest groups. Generously illustrated and thoroughly researched, the booklet deals an in-depth analyzing of key modern Argentine motion pictures and a clean architectural method of movie analysis.

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