Modern Architecture and Cinema: An Assessment Through İconic Buildings

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International Journal of Academic Research, no.5, pp.14-23, 2013 (AHCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Academic Research
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-23
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The technology developing with the Industrial Revolution and the opportunities it brought, the cultural revolution in social life brought by the Renaissance, the rapid growth in economy and knowledge have carried architecture to new dimensions just like all other branches of art. In this context, the architectural products are no more regional but global objects that have no boundaries and can appear in any part of the world; they have also become icons which contribute to the images of cities. With these characteristics, architecture has today become a visual and mediatic product with aesthetical values. This mediatic product is marketed by means of the visual media (television, press, the Internet) reaching the consumers and all branches of art. The iconic buildings which have become icons in the modern architecture appear in cinema today and accelerate the global journey of the modern architecture. This study intends to draw attention to the use of ancient and recent iconic buildings of significance in the history of modern architecture as a visual and mediatic product in the art of cinema. So, 7 iconic buildings identified were analyzed through 26 movies in which they appear and the preference and purpose of use in these movies were studied.