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The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City

1st Edition

By Jonathan Charley

Routledge

420 pages | 96 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

Jonathan Charley

FOREWORD

David Spurr

INTRODUCTION

Constructing Narratives and Narrative Construction

Jonathan Charley

 

SECTION I History, Narrative and Genre

  1. TAKING THE MEASURE OF THE INCOMMENSURABLE:
  2. Architectural Representation of the Improbable

    Louise Pelletier

  3. MODERNITY AS AMBIGUITY
  4. In Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games

    Shari Daya

  5. DOMESTIC DIGRESSIONS
  6. Interrogating Singaporean public housing through its literary forms

    Lillian Chee

  7. PLOTS OF LAND
  8. Urban Regeneration in Contemporary British Procedural Novels

    Peter Clandfield

  9. INEQUALITY IN ALUÍSIO AZEVEDO’S O CORTIÇO
  10. Ana Baltazar

  11. AN UNLITERAL CONSTRUCT:
  12. The Architecture Of Graham Greene’s ‘The Destructors’

    A Sedimentary Lesson In Post-War Social Change.

    Johnny Rodgers

  13. "CITYFUL PASSING AWAY, OTHER CITYFUL COMING, PASSING AWAY TOO…"
  14. Dublin, Mexico City, Tokyo

    Angeliki Sioli

  15. WRITTEN CITIES:
  16. Utopian Fiction, Spatial Ordering, And Absurdity

    Malcolm Miles

  17. THE ARCHITECTURE OF YI SANG’S NALGAE
  18. Yoonchun Jung

  19. THE COLD WAR FINDS A COMMON HOME
  20. The Intertwined Worlds of Philip K Dick and the Strugatsky Brothers

    Jonathan Charley

     

    SECTION II Strategy, Language and Form

     

  21. LITERARY LANGUAGE AND ARCHITECTURAL MEANING:
  22. Mood in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s House of Jealousy

    Alberto Perez Gomez

  23. FALSE LANDSCAPE SYNDROME
  24. The Poetry and Propaganda of Andrew Jordan

    Owen Hatherley_

  25. THE CITY IN THE BRAZILIAN NOVEL
  26. Posthumous Memoirs And Other Writings

    Csaba Deak

  27. MAGIC MIRRORS:
  28. Reconstructing Lost Interiors from Instructional and Constructional Writing

    Ed Hollis

  29. VOLVER A NO SABER

    Poetry, Architecture and the Beginnings of Open City

  30. Kristen Kreider & James O’Leary

  31. WRITING ATMOSPHERES.
  32. Literary Methods to Investigate the Thresholds of Atmospheres

    Klaske Havik

  33. THE LABORATORY OF LITERARY ARCHITECTURE
  34. 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

  35. GLASGOW’S ITALIAN CENTRES:

    Narrative, Identity, Regeneration

  36. Sarah Edwards

  37. `STOP LEANING AGAINST THE WALL – IT’S WET!’
  38. Writing on the Wall and Urban Space

    Inga Bryden

  39. COMICS AND ARCHITECTURE:
  40. A Reading Guide

    Koldo Lus Arana

  41. FIGURING SPEECH:

Before And After Writing

Jane Rendell

About the Author

Jonathan Charley is currently Director of Cultural Studies at the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC001000
ARCHITECTURE / Criticism