#07 Suburbia + Cinema
The Modern-Greek Maison Dom-ino
Dan Bashara (Lecturer, DePaul University) considers the early work of animation studio, United Productions of America; placing their abstract drawing style in the broader context of modernism, suburbanisation and the visual illusion of spaciousness.
The Semi-detached House: Its Place in Suburban Housing
Donal Fallon (Historian) documents the early origins of cinema architecture in Dublin and its subsequent mid-20th century heydey, when many new, purpose-built screens were constructed in the city's expanding suburbs.
Low-rise housing in Adamstown: A Typological Study
Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece (Assistant Professor, UW-M) discusses the contemporary trend for cinema-restaurants in the USA, and places recent developments within a much longer history of consumption, sensory indulgence and movie-going.