Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Architecture
Committee Member/Second Reader
Mies van der Rohe designed the Farnsworth House as a personification of his architectural vision, an architectural language void of the mistakes of the past that could be taught universally. Mies’ illusory idea of free-flowing anti-space was ideologically unconnected to the cinematic arts, nevertheless the application of his design philosophy consequently resulted in spaces that were scenographic and cinematic. Just as a cinematographer establishes a relationship between the viewer and the scene, Mies van der Rohe used perspective to frame views transforming the Farnsworth House into an intermediary object establishing a relationship between nature and the viewer. The Farnsworth House manifests cinematic space as a consequence of Mies van der Rohe’s Universalist architecture.
Mies van der Rohe, cinematography, Wes Anderson, collage
Davis, Rylie, "The Farnsworth House & 'The Grand Budapest Hotel': Cinematic Spaces" (2019). Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses. 34.