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Melodies of the Danube

Yoga & Architecture Destination Cruise

Don't miss your chance to secure your spot on this very special Yoga & Architecture destination river cruise led by Erica Boucher, owner of International Yoga Travel, and Christine Madrid French, architectural historian. Seven nights, five countries, one river from July 13-20, 2024. Hosted by AmaWaterways, the tour includes a large variety of activities so you can find what you love best. We will bring hidden stories to life at stops in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia with an optional post-cruise stay in Prague. We're going beyond the usual sightseeing experience; this is an exploration of history, architecture, and the human spirit. Join us as we delve into the past, explore architectural wonders, and experience a transformative journey through yoga, all while cruising the picturesque Danube.

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The Architecture of Suspense

Debuted at No. 1 for Architectural History books on Amazon

Uncover the backstory of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic characters and their real-life doppelgangers--a Villainous Modernist House, a Maternal Victorian Mansion, a Naughty Roadside Motel, and Killer Skyscrapers--on this tour of his buildings in film including Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, and The Birds.

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The subject is fascinating. This book will surely appeal to a wide audience. Christine Madrid French’s enthusiasm is contagious, informative, and eye-opening.

Sidney GottliebAuthor of Hitchcock on Hitchcock, vols. 1 and 2

All motion picture designers worth their salt understand that architecture is metaphor, carrying enormous unstated cultural meaning. Christine French is the rare architectural historian and writer who really understands this.

Jeannine OppewallAcademy Award-nominated production designer of "L.A. Confidential"

Read More in Vanity Fair

“The Angle of Suspense: How One Modernist Building in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest Changed Cinema Forever,” by Christine Madrid French, Vanity Fair, October 2022.

Watch the Sizzle Reel

Watch this terror-filled interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock’s works and the buildings that horrify us onscreen. Filmed at my historic (and haunted) 1959 A-frame house near Orlando, Florida, designed by architect Clifford Wright. Sizzle written by Christine Madrid French and directed by Fr3deR1cK Taylor at Tomorrow Pictures.