The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces: by Interiors

By Armen Karaoghlanian and Mehruss Jon Ahi

Intellect Books

Directors: Robert Wiene, Jacques Tati, Stanley Kubrick, Tom Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard, David Fincher

Like us at Film and Furniture, Armen Karaoghlanian and Mehruss Jon Ahi enjoy being immersed in cinematic worlds. This filmmaker/writer and architectural designer/graphic artist are the duo behind the online journal Interiors and have recently published their first book The Architecture of Cinematic Space about their own obsession with the spaces that movie characters occupy. 

The book is a graphic exploration of production design and spaces in cinema, and combines critical essays with original architectural floor plan drawings. 

Their book investigates scenes from film spaces including Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Tom Ford’s A Single Man (2009), Jacques Tati’s Playtime (1967), Spike Jonze’s Her (2013), Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948), Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mepris (1963), Chris Columbus’ Home Alone (1990), David Fincher’s Panic Room (2002) and Kogonada’s Columbus (2017).

The monochrome book features BIG bold typography throughout and presents analysis of ten films organised chronologically by release date (from 1920 to 2017). As well as the captivating graphic floorplans of key scenes, each film is accompanied by an evocative graphic icon.