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#07 Suburbia + Cinema

Issue 07 considers the impact of cinema - as both medium and architecture - on shaping the suburban condition. Three essays respond to the temporal and physical spaces afforded by the motion picture. Guest Editors: SET Collective

Essay 01
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.

Essay 02
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.

Essay 03
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.

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