The History of Modern Architecture Told Through Hollywood's Lens

Does an inordinate amount of your knowledge come from films? Then you might take pleasure in Zachary Edelson's romp through the past hundred and twenty years of architectural history as told through motion pictures.

Need a quick refresher on the dominant trends in architectural history over the past century? Why not turn to the movies, where creative directors (and production designers) have used architectural styles as thematic elements to capture the zeitgeist of an era, or project one for the future. 

"For your architectural edification and enjoyment we've gathered all the motion pictures that help exemplify modern architectural styles—from the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau all the way to today's digital designs," writes Edelson. "So grab your popcorn and check out our list below."

Architizer's list includes the usual characters (Metropolis) and some recent additions (Tron: Legacy and Dredd)

Full Story: A Brief History Of Modern Architecture Through Movies


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