Designing the silent British film

Laurie Ede

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This piece examines British film set design in the era of 'wordlessness'. It charts the development of the role of the art director, framed by the aesthetic preoccupations of key British film pioneers.The article goes on to demonstrate how standards were raised by the incorporation of continental standards of film design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to British Cinema
EditorsIan Hunter, Laraine Porter, Justin Smith
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-0415706193
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2017


  • Film design, silent cinema, British cinema.


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