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Ben Carré (1883-1978) began his career as a Parisian stage scenographer and became one of the first and most prolific of Hollywood’s art directors. He is shown here in 1942, painting a backdrop in the MGM studio which could be lowered into the floor to facilitate his work. Due to the advent of CGI, illusionistic effects are more important than ever to the industry. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Getty Images
Georgii Krutikov’s 1928 graduation thesis ‘The Flying City’ proposed an endlessly mobile and plastic architecture that could adapt to the world around it. Draughted while a student at VKhUTEMAS, Moscow, his stunning drawings depict a utopia where people work on the ground and live in the clouds. Image courtesy of Schusev State Museum of Architecture and published in ‘Georgii Krutikov: The Flying City and Beyond’ by Selim Omarovich Khan-Magomedov
Ernö Goldfinger’s AR articles formed the first verbal articulation of his architecture’s marked and expressive spatial feeling
Completing the Portuguese theme of our final pages this month, this obsessively detailed drawing is by native illustrator Vasco Mourão, an architecture graduate from Braga.