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How the Portrayal of Houses in Cinema Shows Uncomfortable Truths About Hollywood's Relationship to Race

9 monthes ago   |   By Arch Daily

The Stately Oaks Plantation House in Jonesboro, Georgia, is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Tara, the fictional plantation house from Gone With the Wind. Image © Wikimedia user Maksim Sundukov licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
This short excerpt is from Places Journal's article " Prop and Property: The house in American cinema, from the plantation to Chavez Ravine ," which in turn was adapted from John David Rhodes' book Spectacle of Property. The article, which investigates the many layers of property inherent in the production and viewing of movies, investigates in particular...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

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