Bigger Than Life: Ken Adam at Deutsche Kienmathek December 2014

Coming at the end of 2014 to Deutsche Kienmathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen is Bigger Than Life Ken Adam’s Film Design. Opening on 11 December until 26 April 2015, this exhibition will look at the work one of the most innovative and most influential production designers of our time. Examining a cataloge of films that include Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove from 1964 and many James Bond films such as Dr. No and Moonraker, he was responsible for some of the most iconic film images of his day.

Born in Berlin in 1921 Adam then went into excile in the UK with his family in 1934 where he began working in the film Industry. He won an Oscar for Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon in 1974 but is best know for his work on the Bond films of the 60s and 70s. On his death, he gave his entire collection of work to the Deutsche Kinemathek.

This collection of over 5,000 objects includes over 4,000 graphics, photographs and films as well as biographical photos, storyboards, video and sound recordings. The aim of the exhibition is to shed new light on the work of this iconic and well know artist and designer and bringing the creative process to come to life through he work and the presentations that have been newly designed around it.

Bigger Than Life at Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen Filmhaus, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin from 11 December until 26 April 26 2015 www.deutsche-kinemathek.de

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Credit:
1. Final concept drawing of Pyramid Control Room, James Bond 007 – Moonraker (GB/F 1979, directed by: Lewis Gilbert)Concept drawing: Ken Adam Source: Deutsche Kinemathek – Ken Adam Archive