Construction in imaginary literature – Eurasia Review
The art of architecture is an important aesthetic element that can leave a lasting impression on the mind about the values of a society. Today’s architectural art, education and culture have gradually evolved into engineering practices and more technical pursuits. Architecture in Fictional Literature is a book written with the aim of understanding the concept of living spaces as portrayed in works of fiction and opening doors to a new perspective for readers on the art of architecture.
This is a collection of essays written by educators and literary critics on how architecture is presented in 28 selected works of fictional literature. These selected works, which include such well-known works as The Hunchback of Our Lady by Hugo, Kafka’s Castle, Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Gatsby Fitzgerald’s The Magnificent, among many others, collectively attempt to illustrate facets of human life in an expressive and lucid manner while adding architectural background to the narrative. Each essay is unique and brings a wide range of perspectives on the main theme, while touching on some niche topics within that field (such as spatial analysis, urban transformation, and period settings), all of which have potential exploratory.
With this collection, the contributors aspire to initiate the transformation of architectural education by integrating a mixture of literary criticism. By building a foundation of architectural aesthetics, they hope to bridge the gap between artist and architect, while inspiring a new generation of urban planners, landscape designers and interior designers to consider past works when of the design of living spaces. Architecture in fictional literature is also essential for any fiction lover who wishes to understand the fictional representation of living spaces and architecture in literature.
About the publisher/author:
Professor Nevnihal Erdoğan obtained a degree in architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 1982, as well as a master’s and a doctorate. from Istanbul Technical University in 1984 and 1992, respectively. She worked as a lecturer at the Department of Architecture at Trakya University during the years 1992-2006, and is currently a professor at the Department of Architecture at Kocaeli University. She has been a visiting scholar at the School of Social Ecology in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California at Irvine and at the School of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin UW-Milwaukee.
She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and supervised master’s and doctoral dissertations, and currently teaches architectural design and design theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests focus on the interrelationship between culture and architecture, housing and settlement, and architectural design.
The majority of his publications have focused on the historic cities of Istanbul, Edirne and Izmit and their architecture. His publication appears in the Journal of Architecture and Planning Research, Social Indicators Research and Open House International.
She is the author of seven books and more than forty articles published in national and international journals, as well as the editor of two proceedings and the author of a section of the book.