Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927)
Hugh Ferriss, The Metropolis of Tomorrow, 1929
Antonio Sant' Elia, Futurist City, 1912 - 1914
Piranesi, Carceri d'Invenzione, 2nd edition, 1761 -1768
Building Real Dystopias
It's hard to walk through just about any of the major cities of the earth and not think of everything from Blade Runner to Piranesi's Carceri. The vast impersonal forces of economics, local and global, shape modern cities and fulfill the darkest and most alienating fantasies conjured by artists for over two and a half centuries.