420 pages | 96 B/W Illus.
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.
Constructing Narratives and Narrative Construction
SECTION I History, Narrative and Genre
Architectural Representation of the Improbable
In Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games
Interrogating Singaporean public housing through its literary forms
Urban Regeneration in Contemporary British Procedural Novels
The Architecture Of Graham Greene’s ‘The Destructors’
A Sedimentary Lesson In Post-War Social Change.
Dublin, Mexico City, Tokyo
Utopian Fiction, Spatial Ordering, And Absurdity
The Intertwined Worlds of Philip K Dick and the Strugatsky Brothers
SECTION II Strategy, Language and Form
Mood in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s House of Jealousy
Alberto Perez Gomez
The Poetry and Propaganda of Andrew Jordan
Posthumous Memoirs And Other Writings
Reconstructing Lost Interiors from Instructional and Constructional Writing
Poetry, Architecture and the Beginnings of Open City
Kristen Kreider & James O’Leary
Literary Methods to Investigate the Thresholds of Atmospheres
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
Narrative, Identity, Regeneration
Writing on the Wall and Urban Space
A Reading Guide
Koldo Lus Arana
Before And After Writing