Literature and architecture in social representation!


When it comes to literature and architecture in interdisciplinary interaction, every form of space and life, whether real or fiction, is reflected in every type of writing. From this point of view, although literature and architecture seem to include different disciplines, they are not independent of each other.

Both of them are influenced by the same concern and the same quest, and in essence represent an imaginary, visual, linear and literary production.

Literature and architecture are arts as old as the history of humanity, and they accompany the construction of life, both locally and globally, with the role they play in transferring the past to the future, in the development and maintenance of culture and civilization.

In other words, writing is the textual design of architecture and sheds multi-faceted light on the past, whether abstract or concrete.

It is clear that literature and architecture mediate social representation and narrative, and they often come together in this context.

In many forms such as literature, novels, poems, memories, diaries, epics, travel books, it continues to convey the social structure, urban / spatial texture, culture, destroyed and transformed structures, the relationship between human – nature – city – space, from the past to the present and from the present to the future. .

Spatial narratives, fictional or real images of space, which are depicted in literary works, create environments that are formed in the mind of the reader.

Architecture is not just a technical education, reinforced concrete, materials and drawings. Just like literature, it is the expression of cultural, artistic and social accumulation.

In this context, architecture and literature are fields of art that emerge in line with social realities and have continuity.


Architecture in Contemporary World Literature and Architecture in Contemporary Turkish Literature were prepared from this point of view.

Many academics, writers, writers and artists make evaluations in order to reveal the interdisciplinary relationship of architecture and the nutritional sources of design, and many distinguished literary works are examined through the forms they reflect the characteristics of the period.

In Architecture in Contemporary World Literature; Steppewolf (Hermann Hesse), Concrete Island (Ballard), Austerlitz (Sebald), Martian (Andy Weir), Sunset Park (Paul Auster), Ports of the East (Amin Maaluof), Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep? (Philip K. Dick), Thessaloniki: City of Ghosts (Mark Mazower), Mirrors (Eduardo Galeano) 42 contemporary works are under the spotlight by 41 architects, artists, communicators, philosophers and academics.

In Architecture in Contemporary Turkish Literature, Aylaklar (Melih Cevdet Anday), Skyscraper (Tahsin Yücel), Sleep City (Behiç Ak), Grand Bazaar (Fuat Sevimay), The Author of Fly Bites (Barış Bıçakçı), Age of Ordinary (Hikmet Temel Akarsu), Istanbul 39 works such as The Nooks and Cs of the Nook (Aydın Boysan), Ah Beyoğlu Vah Beyoğlu (Salah Birsel) are reviewed by 33 authors.

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