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El espacio psicoplástico de Josef Svoboda

El artículo explora el trabajo del escenógrafo checo Josef Svoboda, centrando la atención en su interés por integrar el teatro y las imágenes en movimiento. Se analizan diversas escenografías desarrolladas entre 1950 y 1970 particularmente concebidas con este propósito, integrando en muchos casos tecnologías creadas por el propio Svoboda, innovadoras en su momento, y que hoy en día se han convertido en habituales.
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Diccionario analógico. Cine y arquitectura.

El cine y la arquitectura comparten una historia de encuentros. El séptimo arte ha necesitado de la arquitectura, del marco construido, como telón de fondo de las acciones desarrolladas en la pantalla. El cine ha permitido establecer una mirada diferente sobre el territorio artificialmente construido en el que los hombres habitamos, una mirada subjetiva, intencionada y distante. El diccionario aborda la posibilidad de diseccionar intencionadamente el trabajo del arquitecto y del cineasta mediante un posible conjunto de términos comunes.
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Magritte. Words, images, cinema and architecture

René Magritte published « Les mots et les images » in 1929. The architecture in his paintings and his cinematographic experiences are inspired by this hieroglyphic of multiple readings.
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De consolatione Philosophiae

La obra Consuelo de la filosofía [Boecio, 523] plantea un diálogo entre el autor y Filosofía, un personaje alegórico femenino al que Boecio increpa e interroga, intentando obtener respuestas sobre el incomprensible destino humano, la imposibilidad de conseguir una felicidad permanente, la fortuna y los bienes que ésta acarrea y la injusticia humana, por la cual los justos son castigados y los injustos obtienen recompensas terrenales.
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Absolutely on Music. Conversations.

This text was born as a personal commentary to a rich two-way dialogue established between the writer Haruki Murakami and the musician Seiji Ozawa in their book Absolutely on Music. Conversations. Along the way, some more interlocutors fictitiously joined the conversation.
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Georges de La Tour in Tous les matins du monde

Alain Corneau recognizes the inspiration in the work of the baroque painters Lubin Baugin and Georges de La Tour when studying the composition of certain frames and the intimate treatment of light in the film Tous les matins du monde, released in 1981.
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Philip Glass y Jean Cocteau. Opera and cinema

Philip Glass compose between 1991 and 1996 a trilogy of operas based on three homonymous films by Jean Cocteau: Orphée (1950), La belle et la bête (1946) and Les enfants terribles (1950). Always working with absolute respect and admiration for the French director Philip Glass makes a transcription between the cinematographic field and the operatic one very different in the three cases.
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Cinema female pionners

The first recognized presence of women in the universe of cinema was in the field of interpretation. Two other works, however, were from the beginning covered for very different reasons mostly by the female world in a much more anonymous way: the editing and the control of continuity during filming and postproduction. Although, without a doubt, the area in which this necessary recognition of the important role of women in the world of cinema becomes more relevant is in the field of filmmaking.
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The Usefulness of the Useless. [2013]

If the usefulness of the useless, the uselessness of the useful, is not understood, art is not understood. [Eugène Ionesco] The professor of Italian Literature Nuccio Ordine collects, orders and comments on his interesting book "The usefulness of the useless. Manifesto "a set of texts by various thinkers about the usefulness of all those knowledge whose essential value is, precisely, to be unconnected to any utilitarian purpose. A very interesting book.
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The single look. An architect thinks the cinema

Abada Editores published in January 2019 my book La mirada única. Un arquitecto piensa el cine [The single look. An architect thinks the cinema]. Juan Deltell Pastor.
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Cinema inside cinema

From the very beginning some films wanted to talk about the world of cinema, from aspects so different as homage, parody, memory, criticism, nostalgia, caricature, satire and even plagiarism. Especially significant are those situations in which the audience is intended to be conscious of the staging, clearly setting out the cinematographic construction’s artifice.
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The seduction of the Long take

Many artists of very diverse fields have felt the attraction of including in their works a Long Take, a formal resource always difficult to carry out. The Rope [Alfred Hitchcock, 1948], Touch of Evil [Orson Welles, 1957] or Der Lauf der Dinge [Peter Fischli and David Weis] are good examples of this.
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Gramática del arte (1993)

The compound of two left halves of a face can be curious, but not exciting. The symmetry could be described as axial equilibrium, but the most stimulating balance is the asymmetric one. That is, the balance of a kilo of feathers and a kilo of lead. The volume differs, but the weighing scales shows balance.
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Understanding a Photograph (1972)

Photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a given situation. A photograph is a result of the photographer's decision that it is worth recording that this particular event or this particular object has been seen. If everything there existed were continually being photographed, every photograph would become meaningless.
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The Decay of Lying (1891)

Those who do not love Beauty more than Truth never know the inmost shrine of Art.
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The Naming Of Cats (1939)

T. S. Eliot publishes in 1939 his book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, which includes the poem The Naming Of Cats.
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Mies and Rothko. Report of a [dis]agreement.

If a thing is worth doing once, it is worth doing over and over again – exploring it, probing it, demanding by its repetition that the public look at it.
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Gould and Monsaingeon. Form, structure and method.

A Toronto hotel witnessed in July 1972 the first meeting between Glenn Gould and Bruno Monsaingeon. The fruitful friendship developed between them over 10 years left us an important set of audio-visual documents and written texts, essentials to understand the creative process of the pianist, undoubtaly giving extrapolable keys to other creative fields such as architecture.
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Poe’s Raven

The last day of February 1845 Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem, The Raven, is published in The Evening Mirror. Replying to certain criticisms received, the poet publishes a year later his essay Philosophy of Composition.
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To write standing up (1991)

An artist can, on his behalf, accept all honorus, provided that his work rejects them.
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Exercises to sow lightnings

The Colombian artist Nicolás Paris (Bogotá, 1977) presents from February 10th to May 1th 2017 in the CaixaForum space in Barcelona his project Ejercicios para sembrar relámpagos [Exercises to sow lightnings], a reflection on the relationship between art and spectator analyzing how the importance lies not in the objects used to create a particular work, but in the formal and syntactic relationship between them.
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Abstracció en arquitectura: una definición (2000)

The abstract procedure diverts the architectural work towards the syntactic side, giving priority to the rules of formal construction of the object itself; the interest is then shifted from the elements to the relationships established between them and to the principles of composition that regulate them. read more
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Order and Form (1955)

A Form emerges from the structural elements inherent in the form. A dome is not conceived when questions arise how to build it.
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Spatial Bodies (2016)

Stefan Larson, Swedish artist residing in Otsu (Japan) and creator of the AUJIK artistic movement, transforms Osaka into a living organism in one of his latest multimedia projects (Spatial Bodies, 2016).
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Guido Crepax: Valentina’s architect

I like the game of the double life, the world of fantasy where anything can happen. The beauty of the fantasy would not be the one that it is without the other side of the coin, the reality.
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The Dehumanization of Art (1925)

Extracto del ensayo de Ortega y Gasset La deshumanización del arte (1925)
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Amalienburg’s seduction

The Amalienburg hunting pavilion, and in particular its Spiegelsaal [Hall of Mirrors], has been source of inspiration for many works of very different creative disciplines.
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Petit Pierre

Pierre Avezard, illiterate suffering serious illnesses since birth, spent forty years of his life to retrieve useless material from dumping sites for building a dream, with the only help of his hands: a huge and magical animated installation that today it is possible to visit at La Fabuloserie museum.
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Anish Kapoor chez Le Corbusier

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death (1965), La Tourette convent houses from 10 September 2015 until 3 January 2016 the work of the Indian artist Anish Kapoor (Bombay, 1954), an interesting dialogue between contemporary art and modern architecture.
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Cal Lane. Solid embroideries and laces

I like to work as a visual devil’s advocate, using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance - as well as a clash - by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials.
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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Impossible to do the work of each of us separately, we learned how to collaborate defending different points of view and an architectural expression of extreme simplicity, refined and precise that it could provide a platform of understanding: formal continence, domain of the scale and volumetric, spatial and structural articulation immediately reading.
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