Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Power of Film

Recently, I have been finding that the films of the past are very interesting, and a great way to learn a little.
Design for Today (1965) was shown on Sky Arts recently, and since I cannot find a full length on the internet, I trust this snippet will suffice.
The final sentence has stayed with me since I watched it a few days ago:
It is a film without words, because good design speaks for itself.
 Which reminded me of a quote which was plastered around our uni building, which I can't remember exactly (nor find) but it went something like:
Good design does not shout in your face. Good design whispers in your ear and suggests possibility. 
Another film was William H. Whyte's 'The Social Life of Urban Spaces', which looks at the inhabitation of space, and how planners should relate to this. It is an philosophy that is strongly related to that of our school of architecture, so the film really appealed to me.

I've also been reading, obviously while sunbathing in the rare british sun.

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