Archizines is an Architectural Association exhibition currently showing in Osaka. It does what it says on the tin: this is a collection of zines about architecture.
The one that caught my eye was Benjamin Critton’s Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films, which came out in 2010. Five years earlier I wrote a piece for Wired about the same phenomenon: the tendency for the imagineers of Hollywood to associate Modernism with totalitarianism and other sorts of evil.
Bondprick is the Click Opera take on the same topic. And here’s Critton’s Interview in Dwell, which shows that he researched anti-Modernist movies a lot more thoroughly than I did (he spent a whole month on it while preparing his “tabloid treatise”).
As I see it, Hollywood’s apparent hatred of Modernism is a red-baiting red herring: it’s much more likely to be anti-Modernist populism which touches fascist bases. James Bond’s modus operandi is much more anti-democratic than Ernö Goldfinger’s or Le Corbusier’s.