Les Diaboliques

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  • The Lesbian Undertones Of Les Diaboliques: Film Analysis

    The Lesbian Undertones of Les Diaboliques In 1955, Henri Clouzot directed the famous noir thriller Les Diaboliques based off the book by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. The original story from the book, the characters, who would be equivalent to Nicole and Christina in the film, were a lesbian couple. In the movie, Clouzot tries to heteronormalize the plot by doing away with the lesbian couple. However, Clouzot does not do a good enough job to completely get rid of the homosexual undertones of the relationship between the two women. Through Christina and Nicole’s actions and the camera shots, there are connotations of a lesbian relationship. Les Diaboliques is the story of a wife and mistress who plot to kill the husband. Christina, the…

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  • Art And Craft Of The Machine Analysis

    Art and Craft of the Machine- Frank Lloyd Wright The key aspect discussed by Frank Lloyd Wright in ‘The Art and Craft of the Machine' is 'the machine' in which he stresses that ‘in the machine lies the only future of Arts and Crafts’. During the time, 1901, Wright wrote the visionary article, expressing his philosophy on 'the machine', how it can be used, studying the misuse of ‘the machine' in architecture and art; supporting his points with historical events and art movements. Wright's report…

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  • Miramar Hotel: A Criticism Of Postmodernism

    Postmodernism is a late-20th-century movement in the arts, architecture, and criticism that was a departure from modernism. Postmodernism was a movement in architecture that rejected the functionalist, modernist ideals of rationality and also used to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture. Postmodernism is characterized by the return of ornament and symbol to form. The aims of the postmodernism was look back to the past for inspiration of history and tradition, ideas of…

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  • Tadao Ando

    I. INTRODUCTION: Tadao Ando a Japanese Architect well known for his use of monochrome colors, raw materials, simple forms. Tadao Ando works reveal a dialogue with nature and tradition (culture); Shintai and space; and geometry. In addition to many other concept and sub-themes. Beside the present of Japanese traditional concept in his architecture, Ando was influence by Modern architecture (Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier) I will discuss in this paper the vision and concept that Ando‘s Architecture…

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  • Existential And Embodied Wisdom In Architecture

    A Finnish architect, became a Phenomenologist in 1957 when he was inspired by one of his mentor, Professor Aulis Blomstedt. A quote from the man, Juhani Pallasmaa, Buildings are not abstract, meaningless construction, or aesthetic compositions, they are extensions and shelters of our bodies, memories, identities and minds. Consequently, architecture arises from existentially true confrontations, experiences, recollections and aspirations (The Thinking Hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in…

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  • Le Corbusier's Work

    Aim of Context: Looking at the life and work of Le Corbusier. What events took place in his lifetime, what circumstances made him who he was. To understand Le Corbusier’s Philosophy in his work and life. Research: Looking at the many works of Le Corbusier. To see what they show what influenced him to make it. It will also show the philosophy of how Le Corbusier composed his work of “Arts” (Siedsma, n.d.) Abstract Composition Completion: 1927 Style: Cubism Genre: Abstract Painting Le…

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  • The Medhurst House

    elongated rectilinear tube of space that resembles a giant box kite landing on the dunes. The Medhurst House, floating above the vineyard, is a pure Platonic glazed box recalling the first seemingly airborne building, Mies van der Rohe 's Farnsworth House (1946-51). Denton Corker Marshall 's interest in early 20th century art and architectural theory, specifically Amedee Ozenfant 's and Le Corbusier 's formulation of Purism, in which objects were represented as basic machine-made forms…

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  • Architecture In Cedric Price's The Invisible Sandwich

    Utilizing two examples with seemingly contradicting architectural languages, Rowe clarifies that the interpretation of these buildings should not look at the contextual qualities such as temporal position on a historical timeline and location; rather, the analysis should focus on the objects in isolation. Even though Rowe discovers many parallels between Palladio’s work and Le Corbusier’s, he does mention the justifications for the geometric forms differ for the two architects. Correspondingly,…

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  • How Is Nick Different From The Other Guests At Gatsby's Party

    1. What I find most crucial in the plot is chapter 1 is the setting. Nick describes his home compared to Tom’s and Gatsby’s mansions. I think that someone who isn't as rich as Tom or Gatsby puts a nice perspective on a more normal look at the two situations. 2. At the beginning of the book, Nick describes himself as the only honest person he knows. He also describes himself as vert literary. He also describes himself as someone who doesn't pass judgement on people. 3. Nick describes Tom as…

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  • Art Nouveau Vs Art Deco

    Art deco’s elements are applied in the modern popular architecture and furniture The World War 1 is occurred between the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco. Both of two movements affected by the World War 1. They are two different style. The big difference of them is Art Nouveau is asymmetric while Art Deco is geometric. Both of two movements has affected our architecture and furniture, but for the effectiveness of the modern popular architecture and furniture, the role of Art Deco is bigger than Art…

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