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To Catch A Thief

February 16, 2010

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In 1955 Paramount Pictures released Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, and based on the 1952 novel by David Dodge. Hitchcock was already known as the master of suspense, but, whilst this film contained many of his usual motifs, such as the innocent man wronged and the cool blonde […]

Robert McGinnis – Poster boy for the 1960s generation of film-makers.

February 11, 2010

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Robert McGinnis might not be a name that readily springs to mind when thinking of 1960s cinema. You might easily be forgiven for never having heard of him. After all, he is not an actor, director, producer or writer, yet he still remains responsible for some of the most enduring images in cinema from that […]

Tri this at home – The Hans Wegner Ch07 lounge chair.

February 11, 2010

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In 1963 Hans Wegner introduced the CH07, or Shell Chair. Made from form-pressed plywood, the chair seems light, delicate and with a unique beauty born of its function. Supported on just three legs, and sitting decidedly low to the ground, the chair is surprisingly stable and supportive. The CH07 was produced in a limited series […]

A Room With A View – The Stahl House.

February 11, 2010

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In 1945 Art & Architecture magazine sponsored some of the major architects of the day to design and build affordable and economical model homes to meet the demand of the residential housing boom in America at the time. This project was known as The Case Study Houses, and ran until 1966. This program gave the […]