Nort by NorthwestLa madurez del movimiento moderno en América

  1. Alfonso Ruiz Rallo
Revista de Bellas Artes: Revista de Artes Plásticas, Estética, Diseño e Imágen

ISSN: 1695-761X

Year of publication: 2007

Issue: 5

Pages: 191-224

Type: Article

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  • Human Sciences: D


The 1959 film North by Northwest shows the transformations undergone by the country since the Second World War and the form in which design gave a response to the new paradigm. Aerodynamic forms continued present in industrial objects despite the fact that the futuristic dreams of previous decades had disappeared, and the profession was consolidated as it became specialized in order to respond to new market demands. The article analyses the aesthetic changes that occurred in the 1930s and their future influence, as well as the different tributes to modernity that Hitchcock makes in his film: the profession of designer, the Twentieth Century Limited express, architecture, transport and the American lifestyle.