This Companion breaks new ground in our knowledge and understanding of the diverse relationships between literature, architecture, and the city, which together form a field of interdisciplinary research that is one of the most innovative and exciting to have emerged in recent years.
Bringing together a wide variety of contributors, not only writers, architectural and literary scholars, and social scientists, but graphic novelists and artists, the book offers contemporary essays on everything from science fiction and the crime novel, to poetry, comics and oral history. It is structured into two sections: History, Narrative and Genre, and Strategy, Language and Form. Including over ninety illustrations, the book is a must read for academics and students.
Jonathan Charley (University of Strathclyde UK)
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17 August 2018
Further / Higher Education
PREFACE Jonathan Charley FOREWORD David Spurr INTRODUCTION Constructing Narratives and Narrative Construction Jonathan Charley SECTION I History, Narrative and Genre TAKING THE MEASURE OF THE INCOMMENSURABLE: Architectural Representation of the Improbable Louise Pelletier MODERNITY AS AMBIGUITY In Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games Shari Daya DOMESTIC DIGRESSIONS Interrogating Singaporean public housing through its literary forms Lillian Chee PLOTS OF LAND Urban Regeneration in Contemporary British Procedural Novels Peter Clandfield INEQUALITY IN ALUISIO AZEVEDO'S O CORTICO Ana Baltazar AN UNLITERAL CONSTRUCT: The Architecture Of Graham Greene's 'The Destructors' A Sedimentary Lesson In Post-War Social Change. Johnny Rodgers CITYFUL PASSING AWAY, OTHER CITYFUL COMING, PASSING AWAY TOO... Dublin, Mexico City, Tokyo Angeliki Sioli WRITTEN CITIES: Utopian Fiction, Spatial Ordering, And Absurdity Malcolm Miles THE ARCHITECTURE OF YI SANG'S NALGAE Yoonchun Jung THE COLD WAR FINDS A COMMON HOME The Intertwined Worlds of Philip K Dick and the Strugatsky Brothers Jonathan Charley SECTION II Strategy, Language and Form LITERARY LANGUAGE AND ARCHITECTURAL MEANING: Mood in Alain Robbe-Grillet's House of Jealousy Alberto Perez Gomez FALSE LANDSCAPE SYNDROME The Poetry and Propaganda of Andrew Jordan Owen Hatherley_ THE CITY IN THE BRAZILIAN NOVEL Posthumous Memoirs And Other Writings Csaba Deak MAGIC MIRRORS: Reconstructing Lost Interiors from Instructional and Constructional Writing Ed Hollis VOLVER A NO SABER Poetry, Architecture and the Beginnings of Open City Kristen Kreider & James O'Leary WRITING ATMOSPHERES. Literary Methods to Investigate the Thresholds of Atmospheres Klaske Havik THE LABORATORY OF LITERARY ARCHITECTURE The Joy of Cardboard, Glue and Storytelling A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Literature as Architecture Matteo Pericoli and a dialogue between Jonathan Charley and Carola Hilfrich GLASGOW'S ITALIAN CENTRES: Narrative, Identity, Regeneration Sarah Edwards `STOP LEANING AGAINST THE WALL - IT'S WET!' Writing on the Wall and Urban Space Inga Bryden COMICS AND ARCHITECTURE: A Reading Guide Koldo Lus Arana FIGURING SPEECH: Before And After Writing Jane Rendell
Jonathan Charley is currently Director of Cultural Studies at the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, UK.