Introduction * 1. The Multilayered Landscape * 2. Tokyo Scale: The Endless Megacity * 3. Special Effect City * Biographical Information
The definitive visual guide to the cityscapes and buildings of the most celebrated and influential anime movies
Stefan Riekeles is a curator based in Berlin. He has been the Artistic Director of the Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund, and curated the 2011 exhibition 'Proto Anime Cut'. He served as the Programme Director of the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2010 and curated exhibitions for transmediale festival for art and digital culture Berlin. He holds an MA in Culture Studies and Audio Communication Science from the Humboldt University and the Technical University in Berlin.
'No shortage of beautiful imagery ... a welcome bit of
architectural escapism' - Creative Review
''Riekeles's eye is fixed not on these films' zany protagonists - murderous bikers and cyborg assassins - but beyond, on the intricate architecture and moody skies of the background artwork, only ever glimpsed fleetingly' - Times Literary Supplement
'A true labour of ... the artistry on display is staggering, especially in the fine lined concept designs by the likes of Shuichi Kusamori and Shinji Kimura' - Wallpaper*