Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films
Draw Down

This piece is part of the AAVVGG Archive and not currently part of the collection.

E.P.i.M.H.i.P.F. offers a serious but lighthearted investigation of the representation of modernist architecture in popular film, reflecting on the convention of associating evil characters and events with modern buildings, and also, more generally, on the relation between cinema and architecture. A series of film stills, quotes and accompanying texts point to examples in The Damned Don't Cry (1950), Diamonds are Forever (1971), Blade Runner (1982), Body Double (1984), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Twilight (2008). Includes essays by Steve Rose, Jon Yoder, and Joseph Rosa.


Designed by Benjamin Critton


Published by Draw Down 
Second edition, 2013 
Printed in an edition of 1,000


24 pages, 2-color offset, 11.5 × 15 in.


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