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Hugh Ferriss and The Metropolis of Tomorrow

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Philosophy from The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929). I’ve procrastinated for an entire year over the idea of writing something about Hugh Ferriss and now this marvellous Flickr set has forced my hand. Ferriss (1889–1962) was a highly-regarded architectural renderer in the Twenties and Thirties, chiefly employed creating large drawings to show the clients of architects […]

Posted in {architecture}, {black and white}, {cities}, {illustrators}, {work} | 6 comments »

 


Alla Nazimova’s Salomé

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We tend to think of cinema as a modern medium, quintessentially 20th century, but the modern medium was born in the 19th century, and the heyday of the Silent Age (the 1920s) was closer to the Decadence of the fin de siècle (mid-1880s to the late-1890s) than we are now to the 1970s. This is […]

Posted in {art}, {beardsley}, {black and white}, {film}, {gay}, {religion}, {symbolists}, {theatre} | 11 comments »

 


Metropolis posters

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Fritz Lang’s masterpiece via some of its posters, all from 1927. This site is a great source of information about the film. Designer: Heinz Schulz-Neudamm. As of 2005, the world’s most expensive film poster, selling for $690,000.

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