The Wrong House: The Architecture Of Alfred Hitchcock

Publisher Nai010 Publishers

ISBN 9789462080966

Idea Code 07415

Hitchcock's films provide a substantial and intriguing collection of architectural aspects - from his claustrophobic, single set films, such as 'Rope' and 'Rear Window' and his use of famous monuments for climatic scenes - to the characteristic use of the house as a labyrinth and trap, and of architectural motifs such as stairs and windows to develop narrative structures and typical themes. Author Steven Jacobs examines the 'master of suspense's' architecture and the myriad of interpretations and issues that it raises, and in addition also discusses at length a series of domestic buildings with the help of reconstructed floor plans.

344 p, ills bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, English


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