FILM NOIR

Taschen Books (the publisher, not the format) can either rise or fall to their pop art agenda. Endless compilations of expensive interior stylizings are the carb-y bread and butter even as the porn-y source books protect Taschen’s particularly Teutonic underground cool. 

But from all this muck, their film books are remarkable lucid and fresh. I noticed them first while slinging textbooks for University of Washington in Seattle. An intelligent genre interest and image focused overview serves cinema better than any number of academic press wankerings.

ISBN 3822822612

  1. beechwoodpark reblogged this from nharst and added:
    Going on my wishlist.
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