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Architecture and Modern Literature
     

Architecture and Modern Literature

by David Anton Spurr
 

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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

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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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"Expanding modernist literary theory, this title successfully pursues new approaches to the understanding of alienation, homelessness, industrial construction, junk, and hyperspace in European and North American modern and contemporary literature."
—L.L. Johnson, Lewis & Clark College, Choice

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"Expanding modernist literary theory, this title successfully pursues new approaches to the understanding of alienation, homelessness, industrial construction, junk,, and hyperspace in European and North American modern and contemporary literature." - L.L. Johnson, Lewis & Clark College, Choice
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"Expanding modernist literary theory, this title successfully pursues new approaches to the understanding of alienation, homelessness, industrial construction, junk, and hyperspace in European and North American modern and contemporary literature."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472051717
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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

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