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John David Rhodes

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517903695

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.001.0001

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All Too Easy

All Too Easy

The Modernist House and Effortless Appropriation

(p.105) Three All Too Easy
Spectacle of Property

John David Rhodes

University of Minnesota Press

Takes up the modernist house as it appears in films like A Star is Born (George Cukor, 1954), House (Charles and Ray Eames, 1955), and more recent films and moving image media such as The Anniversary Party (Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh, 2001), A Single Man (Tom Ford, 2009), and Stephen Prina’sThe Way He Always Wanted It, II (2008). The chapter also considers a strange site of coincidence between modernist architecture and the movies: the house designed by Richard Neutra for the director Josef von Sternberg that then passed into the hands of Ayn Rand, who was also working in the film industry.

Keywords:   Film architecture housing property domestic theory history

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