[Original works from the Stanley Kubrick Estate.
Stanley Kubrick and Geoffrey Unsworth developed a system for calculating from the grey tones of b/w Polaroids the right lighting for filming
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.]
Kubrick on view - Museums
¬ Exhibition concept
Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main
The ¬ Deutsches Filmmuseum
was founded on June 10, 1984 as the first German museum devoted to the history of cinema.
Since then, over 2.5 million visitors have availed themselves of the museum's unique film resources.
Since the beginning of the 20th century the medium of film has evolved into an influential artistic, commercial
and documentary form of expression. The ever increasing presence of motion pictures in the public mind gives rise
to the need for a greater understanding of the origins and mechanisms of this powerful medium. Thanks to the
work of its archives, its cinema programme and exhibitions, the Deutsches Filmmuseum makes an important
contribution to film in these areas.
In two large sections the museum's permanent exhibition illustrates the historical relationships between
the development of film, film production and cinema. Three to four major special exhibitions and
several gallery exhibitions are mounted annually. These focus on historical film themes and on significant
personalities. Many of these exhibitions have been successfully presented elsewhere in Germany and abroad,
for example, Audrey Hepburn - a woman, the style
, ICH, Kinski
and Ken Adam - Visionäre Filmwelten
The cinema in the Deutsches Filmmuseum complements each exhibition with a comprehensive season of films.
It fully represents the diversity of cinematic forms of expression with its portraits of individual artists,
national cinemas and thematic retrospectives. Significant works of film history are shown as well experimental cinema.
An library with about 80,000 books and other media enables film enthusiasts and
professionals to research all aspects of cinema. There is also a café and a specialist bookshop.
D-60596 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: 069-212-38830 (Front desk)
Deutsches Architektur Museum Frankfurt am Main
The ¬ Deutsches Architektur Museum
was opened on June 1, 1984. The industrial period villa on Schaumainkai,
dating from 1912, was converted into a museum by the renowned Cologne architect Oswald Mathias
Ungers in 1979 - 1984. Ungers' museum architecture has as its nucleus a cubic construction, a
house within a house, a metaphor for the architecture.
The foundation of the Deutsches Architektur Museum was not solely intended as a discussion forum
for architecture and city planning aesthetics, but also to form a collection of historically
significant architectural sketches, plans and models, which largely focus on the 20th century.
At that time such
a museum collection was lacking in Germany.
With 25 panoramic models the permanent exhibition depicts the development of architecture From
the primordial hut to the skyscraper
. Five to six changing exhibitions annually present architectural and city planning themes. Individual exhibitions pay tribute to the work of outstanding architects. Many
of these exhibitions are presented as travelling exhibitions in various European, American and
To facilitate comprehensive research work a library was incorporated in the museum. In addition to
important publications on architectural history and theory since 1800, the collection also includes
architecture monographs and significant architectural magazines.
Deutsches Architektur Museum
D-60596 Frankfurt am Main