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Author Spurr, David, 1949-

Title Architecture and modern literature / David Spurr
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents An end to dwelling: architectural and literary modernisms -- Demonic spaces: Sade, Dickens, Kafka -- Allegories of the gothic in the long nineteenth century -- Figures of ruin and restoration: Ruskin and Viollet-le-duc -- Proust's interior Venice -- Monumental displacement in Ulysses -- Architecture in Frost and Stevens -- Annals of junkspace: architectural disaffection in contemporary literature
Summary "Architecture and Modern Literature explores the representation and interpretation of architectural space in modern literature from the early nineteenth century to the present, with the aim of showing how literary production and architectural construction are related as cultural forms in the historical context of modernity. In addressing this subject, it also examines the larger questions of the relation between literature and architecture and the extent to which these two arts define one another in the social and philosophical contexts of modernity. Architecture and Modern Literature will serve as a foundational introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary study of architecture and literature. David Spurr addresses a broad range of material, including literary, critical, and philosophical works in English, French, and German, and proposes a new historical and theoretical overview of this area, in which modern forms of "meaning" in architecture and literature are related to the discourses of being, dwelling, and homelessness."--Project Muse
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Architecture and literature.
Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Space perception in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0472028243 (electronic bk.)
0472900803 (electronic bk.)
9780472028245 (electronic bk.)
9780472900800 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Architecture & modern literature