Cinematic Works-Based Affective Urban Design Atmospheres

Cinematic Works-Based Affective Urban Design Atmospheres

Hisham Abusaada (Housing and Building National Research Center (HBRC), Egypt)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3576-9.ch007

Abstract

This chapter examines the dilemma of using the term “atmospheres” related to architectural history. It theorises the nature of this relationship, developing an analytical framework creating the architecture of the city as similar to artwork. In this chapter, the authors investigated through the aspects of cinematic works—ideas, themes, and dramatic text—and overarching effects of the technical elements. The question is: How can the urban designer use the artworks in the field of urban design? This chapter discusses the atmospheres in many artworks of Western and Egyptian thought to explore the effect of the architecture of cities in creating the atmospheres of the cities.
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The Atmospheres In Three Tracks

The following defines the concept of the atmospheres in Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and Western civilizations, such as Greek, Roman Empire, and at the beginning of modernity. It also shows the atmospheres in narrative artworks, as well as related to the urban design dimensions.

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