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The art of architecture is an important aesthetic element that can leave a lasting impression on the minds of a society’s values. Today’s architectural art, education and culture have gradually evolved into engineering practices and more technical activities. 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 the doors to a new perspective for readers on the art of l ‘architecture.

It is a collection of essays written by educators and literary critics on how architecture is presented in 28 selected works of fiction. These selected works, which include well-known works such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Hugo, The Castle of Kafka, The Travels of Gulliver by Swift, The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, Alice in Wonderland by Carroll, The Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, among others, collectively attempt to illustrate facets of human life in a lucid and expressive manner while adding an architectural background to the narrative. Each essay is unique and brings a wide range of perspectives to the main theme, while also addressing niche topics in this area (such as spatial analysis, urban transformation, and period settings), all of which have exploratory potential. .

With this collection, the contributors aspire to initiate the transformation of architectural education by incorporating a mixture of literary criticism. By building a foundation of architectural aesthetics, they hope to bridge the gap between artist and architect, while also inspiring a new generation of town planners, landscapers and interior designers to consider works of the past when making their mark. the design of living spaces. Architecture in fictional literature is also essential for any fan of works of fiction who wishes to understand the fictional representation of living spaces and architecture in literature.

About the publisher / author:

Prof. Dr. Nevnihal ErdoÄŸan 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 in the Department of Architecture of the University of Trakya during the years 1992-2006, and is currently a professor in the Department of Architecture of the University of Kocaeli. She has been a visiting scholar at the School of Social Ecology, Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California at Irvine and at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin.

She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and supervised master’s and doctoral theses. She 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 habitat, 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 over forty articles published in national and international journals, as well as the editor of two acts and the author of a section of the book.

As President of the Congress, she organized the 1st International Congress of Urbanism-Architecture-Design, Urban Transformation, Conference 2014 and the “12th International Conference: Standardization, Prototypes, and Quality: A Means of Balkan Countries’ Collaboration” in 2015. From 2013 until 2016, Erdoan was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Kocaeli University.


Architectural identity, Architecture and representation, Conservative theory, Fictional characters, Gothic architecture, Human, Literature for society, Medieval ages, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Alps, Architecture, Art, Bildungsroman, Magic mountain, Modernism, Infidelity, Architecture of ‘interior,

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