Anime Architecture - Imagined Worlds and Endless Megacities

Dundee Contemporary Arts



This hardback book by Stefan Riekeles provides a visual guide to the cityscapes and buildings of the most celebrated and influential anime movies.

The influence of anime, one of Japan's most successful cultural exports, has been felt across cinema, literature, comic books and videogames for decades, yet the artwork behind the genre remains somewhat enigmatic, particularly in the pre-digital period before the early 2000s.

A genuine behind-the-scenes journey into the original background paintings, story boards and early drafts of the industry's most revered directors and illustrators, Anime Architecture presents the otherwordly buildings and megacities of these visionaries as celebrations of - and lessons for - the near future.

Includes archival material from:
AKIRA, 1988
Patlabor: The Movie, 1989
Patlabor 2: The Movie, 1993
Ghost in the Shell, 1995
Metropolis, 2001
Innocence, 2004
Tekkonkinkreet, 2006
Rebuild the Evangelion, 2007, 2009


Brand / Designer Thames & Hudson
Dimensions 28 x 21.5 x 2.5cm