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      Architecture and Modern Literature

      University of Michigan Press
      ARC000000, ARC005070, LIT000000, Architecture and literature., Space perception in literature., Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism., Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism., 809/.93357, PN56
      Architecture and Modern Literature, modern lit, modern literatyre, modern literature, cultural studies, art, art theory, 19th century, 19c, nineteenth century, 20th century, 20c, twentieth century, modern history, literary criticism, european studies, european literature, bleak house, charles dickens, gothic architecture, cathedral of chartres, hegel, heidegger, le corbusier, proust, michel houellebecq, odysseus, houellebecq, strasbourg cathedral, tintern abbey, ruskin, sade, dickens, frank gehry, goethe, combray, joyce, james joyce, kafka, franz kafka, gothic literatyre, gothic literature, demonic spaces, middle ages, henry james, balzac, venice, robert frost, j.g. ballard, rem koolaas, rem koolhaas, koolhaas, junkspace, walter benjamin, paris architecture, english architecture, british architecture, england, great britain, the odyssey

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          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.

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          09 May 2017
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          David Spurr is Professor of English at the Université de Genève, Switzerland.
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