Title page for ETD etd-10012007-001731

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Switzer, Wayne Hawke
Author's Email Address switzerwayne@hotmail.com
URN etd-10012007-001731
Title "The Revealing Building" A New Cinema for Old Town
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Frascari, Marco Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • procession
  • cinema
  • moments
  • revealing
  • intimacy
Date of Defense 2004-06-03
Availability unrestricted
Once a keystone for the city of Alexandria, the Old Town Cinema has lost its relevance and spirit. Unable to compete with the prevailing Cineplexes, the Old Town becomes a spectacle of the pornographic: baring all at once, substituting base desire for refined attraction.

Out of this disenchantment, an idea for a new cinema emerges- the momentous Cinema. Moments which unfold frame by frame- nurturing anticipation, choreographing the perspectives that the Cineplex has abandoned. A place free of solicitation, free of congestion. An alluring place, revealing itself in measured experiences.

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