Architecture of the Novel

Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting.

Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: 1582435979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.

Architecture of the Novel

The door will open, and when it does, we step into the architecture of the story's
already hot, bright room. AS WE BEGIN, the scenes that come to us may not
seem to link to one another in any kind of logical way. This shouldn't trouble us,
as a ...

Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582436661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies. Profoundly practical yet encouraging to writers at all levels, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story that must be told.

Architecture and the Novel Under the Italian Fascist Regime

More importantly, Futurist architecture is emblematic of a trajectory followed by
many other contemporaneous artistic ... which, not unlike the unbalanced
relationship between the national novel and translations we have already
discussed, ...

Author: Francesca Billiani

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030194284

Category: Architectural History and Theory

Page: 229

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license "Francesca Billiani and Laura Pennacchietti draw brilliantly and with precision the evolution of the new architecture and of the national novel (with insights on translations of international novels), whose profiles had been shaped from different angles, especially in the 1930s. These two fields, apparently so distant one from the other, had never been analysed in parallel. This book does this and uncovers several points of contact between the two, spanning propaganda and theoretical turning points." —Chiara Costa and Cornelia Mattiacci, Fondazione Prada, Italy "This book shows convincingly how the arte di Stato during Fascism was created with the morality of a new novel as well as architecture. It is surprising to read how one of the representatives of State art, Giuseppe Bottai, is also one of the finest critics of realist novels and rationalist architecture. More than parallel endeavours, the system of the arts during the Fascist regime should be viewed as a series of intersections of cultural, political and aesthetic discourses." —Monica Jansen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime discusses the relationship between the novel and architecture during the Fascist period in Italy (1922-1943). By looking at two profoundly diverse aesthetic phenomena within the context of the creation of a Fascist State art, Billiani and Pennacchietti argue that an effort of construction, or reconstruction, was the main driving force behind both projects: the advocated "revolution" of the novel form (realism) and that of architecture (rationalism). The book is divided into seven chapters, which in turn analyze the interconnections between the novel and architecture in theory and in practice. The first six chapters cover debates on State art, on the novel and on architecture, as well as their historical development and their unfolding in key journals of the per iod. The last chapter offers a detailed analysis of some important novels and buildings, which have in practice realized some of the key principles articulated in the theoretical disputes. Francesca Billiani is Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Languages at the University of Manchester, UK. Laura Pennacchietti is Research Associate in Italian Studies at the University of Manchester, UK.

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness will take you on a beguiling tour through the history and psychology of architecture and interior design, and will change the way you look at your home.

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0241970059

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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In The Architecture of Happiness, bestselling author Alain de Botton explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings. He asks: What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? To answer these questions and many more, de Botton looks at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers; he examines sofas and cathedrals, tea sets and office complexes, and teases out a host of often surprising philosophical insights. The Architecture of Happiness will take you on a beguiling tour through the history and psychology of architecture and interior design, and will change the way you look at your home. 'Entertaining, stimulating and witty. Clever, provocative and fresh as a daisy.' Literary Review 'De Botton's writing is elegant but utterly accessible . . . beautifully written and thought provoking . . . will make you look at your surroundings in a whole new way.' Image 'De Botton is a brave and highly intelligent writer.' Observer 'De Botton makes even the most challenging of subjects invitingly simple.' Eve 'A powerful eye-opener.' Mail on Sunday

The Fallen Architect

And why? And what if they find out who he used to be? A chilling novel of architecture, intrigue, and identity, this historical thriller uncovers one man's quest to clear his name and correct the mistake that ruined his life.

Author: Charles Belfoure

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492662723

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the New York Times bestseller of The Paris Architect Someone has to take the blame. When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn't in his design, but he can't fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has nothing: no job, no family, nowhere to go. He needs to assume a new identity and rebuild his life. But he soon finds himself digging up the past in a way he never anticipated. If the collapse was not an accident ... who caused it? And why? And what if they find out who he used to be?

Novel Women at Novels Ends

The novel was remade by this rental city of unmarried working girls who, in Theodore Dreiser's words, "did not exactly count on marriage.

Author: Katherine Alice Fama

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:861230193

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 398

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The dissertation explores the reciprocal relationship between the early 20th-century novel, domestic rental architecture, and the single woman in America. The period witnessed two events constitutive for modern singleness: a crisis in the marriage plot and a revolution in urban domestic architecture. Modern singleness was born when it found a home; novelists and architects provided women literary and material spaces beyond the family. American writers of the late-19th century city faced both an influx of never-married, widowed, and divorced women and the displacement of single-family houses by boarding houses, French flats, and apartment hotels. The novel was remade by this rental city of unmarried working girls who, in Theodore Dreiser's words, "did not exactly count on marriage." The novel had long "cured" young women of their singleness with the marital home; modern American authors, in contrast, explored emerging rental spaces and portrayed women newly at home outside the family. I assemble a constellation of writers, from Boston Brahmins to the women of the Harlem Renaissance, who engaged the design and rental of urban space in order to reshape the position of single women. Singleness, I argue, presented reciprocal narrative possibilities, offering the novel a locus for literary renovation and resistance to the romance plot and its marital closure. As the city's independent women transgressed narrative norms of temporality and closure, catalyzing a renovation of the novel, authors bolstered the single potential of their heroines, real and fictional. Singleness has remained a critical blind spot in work on compulsory heterosexuality. It has been tempting to subsume it under the umbrella of queerness, or to read persistent singleness as a signpost of same-sex desire. Instead, the dissertation redefines singleness as a category of spatial independence, as the historically specific emergence of self-reliant female occupancy from older forms of family dependency. Its archive of single literature produced a variety of single-occupancy spaces at the turn of century. The "single" was not an identity category, but the shared spatial position of diverse modern women at odds with marital imperatives. While recent scholarship in the emerging field of "singleness studies" focuses on the last fifty years, the dissertation establishes its unacknowledged architectural and literary antecedents.

Atlas of Novel Tectonics

The result is both an elucidation of the concepts that guide Reiser+Umemoto through their own design process and a series of meditations on topics that have formed their own sense as architects.

Author: Reiser + Umemoto (New York, N.Y.).

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568985541

Category: Architecture

Page: 255

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Architects Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have been generating some of the most provocative thinking in the field for nearly twenty years. With Atlas of Novel Tectonics, Reiser+Umemoto hone in on the many facets of architecture and illuminate their theories with great thought and simplicity. The Atlas is organized as an accumulation of short chapters that address the workings of matter and force, material science, the lessons of art and architectural history, and the influence of architecture on culture (and vice versa). Reiser+Umemoto see architectural design as a series of problem situations, and each chapter is an argument devoted to a specific condition or case. Influenced by a wide range of fields and phenomenaBrillat-Savarin's classic The Physiology of Taste is one of their primary modelsthe authors provide a cross-section of thinking and inspiration. The result is both an elucidation of the concepts that guide Reiser+Umemoto through their own design process and a series of meditations on topics that have formed their own sense as architects. Atlas of Novel Tectonics offers an entirely fresh perspective on subjects that are generally taken for granted, and does so with a welcome punch and energy.

Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime

Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime discusses the relationship between the novel and architecture during the Fascist period in Italy (1922-1943).

Author: Francesca Billiani

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030194302

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime discusses the relationship between the novel and architecture during the Fascist period in Italy (1922-1943). By looking at two profoundly diverse aesthetic phenomena within the context of the creation of a Fascist State art, Billiani and Pennacchietti argue that an effort of construction, or reconstruction, was the main driving force behind both projects: the advocated “revolution” of the novel form (realism) and that of architecture (rationalism). The book is divided into seven chapters, which in turn analyze the interconnections between the novel and architecture in theory and in practice. The first six chapters cover debates on State art, on the novel and on architecture, as well as their historical development and their unfolding in key journals of the period. The last chapter offers a detailed analysis of some important novels and buildings, which have in practice realized some of the key principles articulated in the theoretical disputes.

The Architecture of the Mind Massive Modularity and the Flexibility of Thought

This book is a comprehensive development and defense of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules.

Author: Peter Carruthers

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0199207070

Category: Psychology

Page: 482

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This book is a comprehensive development and defense of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules. The Architecture of the Mind has three main goals. One is to argue for massive mental modularity. Another is to answer a 'How possibly?' challenge to any such approach. The first part of the book lays out the positive case supporting massive modularity. It also outlines how thethesis should best be developed, and articulates the notion of 'module' that is in question. Then the second part of the book takes up the challenge of explaining how the sorts of flexibility and creativity that are distinctive of the human mind could possibly be grounded in the operations of a massive number ofmodules.Peter Carruthers's third aim is to show how the various components of the mind are likely to be linked and interact with one another - indeed, this is crucial to demonstrating how the human mind, together with its familiar capacities, can be underpinned by a massively modular set of mechanisms. He outlines and defends the basic framework of a perception / belief / desire / planning / motor-control architecture, as well as detailing the likely components and their modes of connectivity. Manyspecific claims about the place within this architecture of natural language, of a mind-reading system, and others are explained and motivated. A number of novel proposals are made in the course of these discussions, one of which is that creative human thought depends upon a prior kind of creativity ofaction.Written with unusual clarity and directness, and surveying an extensive range of research in cognitive science, this book will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the nature and organization of the mind.

The Story of Architecture in America

This was owing to no lack of enthusiasm or sincerity , but solely to a dearth of
education in architect and client alike . ... quality in great works of architecture that
we call taste is not born of a précieux knowledge of the novel or the smart .

Author: Thomas Eddy Tallmadge

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002541681

Category: Architecture

Page: 332

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The Paris Architect

A Parisian architect is paid handsomely to devise secret hiding spaces for Jews in his Nazi-occupied country but struggles with risking his life for a cause he is ambivalent towards, until a personal failure brings home their suffering.

Author: Charles Belfoure

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

ISBN: 1402294158

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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A Parisian architect is paid handsomely to devise secret hiding spaces for Jews in his Nazi-occupied country but struggles with risking his life for a cause he is ambivalent towards, until a personal failure brings home their suffering.

On Writing and the Novel

THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE ARTS : THE NOVEL ( “ The Architecture of the
Arts : The Novel ” was Scott ' s morning lecture at a one - day school sponsored
by Heinemann and held at Kingswood on October 10 , 1967 . Martin Esslin ,
drama ...

Author: Paul Scott

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015025823256

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Delightful, witty, and revealing essays about the art of writing fiction by the heralded British author of The Raj Quartet.

Writing the Modern City

This collection of thirteen original essays examines the ways in which literature and architecture have shaped a range of recognisably âe~modernâe(tm) identities.

Author: Sarah Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415591503

Category: Architecture

Page: 233

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Literary texts and buildings have always represented space, narrated cultural and political values, and functioned as sites of personal and collective identity. In the twentieth century, new forms of narrative have represented cultural modernity, political idealism and architectural innovation. Writing the Modern City explores the diverse and fascinating relationships between literature, architecture and modernity and considers how they have shaped the world today. This collection of thirteen original essays examines the ways in which literature and architecture have shaped a range of recognisably âe~modernâe(tm) identities. It focuses on the cultural connections between prose narratives âe" the novel, short stories, autobiography, crime and science fiction âe" and a range of urban environments, from the city apartment and river to the colonial house and the utopian city. It explores how the themes of memory, nation and identity have been represented in both literary and architectural works in the aftermath of early twentieth-century conflict; how the cultural movements of modernism and postmodernism have affected notions of canonicity and genre in the creation of books and buildings; and how and why literary and architectural narratives are influenced by each otherâe(tm)s formal properties and styles. The book breaks new ground in its exclusive focus on modern narrative and urban space. The essays examine texts and spaces that have both unsettled traditional definitions of literature and architecture and reflected and shaped modern identities: sexual, domestic, professional and national. It is essential reading for students and researchers of literature, cultural studies, cultural geography, art history and architectural history.

Architecture and the Novel Under the Italian Fascist Regime

This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

Author: Laura Pennacchietti

Publisher:

ISBN: 1013275101

Category: History

Page: 238

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Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime discusses the relationship between the novel and architecture during the Fascist period in Italy (1922-1943). By looking at two profoundly diverse aesthetic phenomena within the context of the creation of a Fascist State art, Billiani and Pennacchietti argue that an effort of construction, or reconstruction, was the main driving force behind both projects: the advocated "revolution" of the novel form (realism) and that of architecture (rationalism). The book is divided into seven chapters, which in turn analyze the interconnections between the novel and architecture in theory and in practice. The first six chapters cover debates on State art, on the novel and on architecture, as well as their historical development and their unfolding in key journals of the period. The last chapter offers a detailed analysis of some important novels and buildings, which have in practice realized some of the key principles articulated in the theoretical disputes. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

Architecture of the Continent of Europe

Priscilla Wrightson, Hugh Pagan, B. Weinreb Architectural Books Ltd. 412 (
Rubens , Peter Paul ) . Pompa introitus honori serenissimi principis Ferdinandi
Austriaci Hispaniarum Infantis . . . a SPQ Antverp decreta et adornata . . . arcus ...

Author: Priscilla Wrightson

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006080130

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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French Avant garde Architecture of the 1980s

... against conservaRenaudie had placed French architecture in the leading tive
forces determined to halt their developposition in the West for a long time . But in
ment . At the same time , novel approaches time , despite resistance , modernism
 ...

Author: Wojciech G. Lesnikowski

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001840142

Category: Architecture

Page: 20

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The Architecture of Democracy

Architecture. The Natural and the Man Made (New York. I99I), I. 2. Archibald
MacLeish, "The American Cause," Nov. ... A. B.Yehoshua, "Modern Democracy
and the Novel," in Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, and M. Richard Zinman,
eds.

Author: Allan Greenberg

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015064892725

Category: Architecture

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Centered on his intriguing synthesis of the American republic's architectural and democratic traditions, Allan Greenberg's essay moves across geography and through history as the renowned architect and scholar makes the case that America's architectural tradition and political ideals are deeply connected.At the core of the American democratic architectural tradition is the modest, single-family house, which gave rise to the statehouse, the courthouse, the firehouse, the schoolhouse, the jailhouse, and the President's house (as it was known before it became the White House).Generously illustrated and skillfully written, Architecture of Democracy traces a common line from the earliest colonial settlements to the Western frontier of the nineteenth century and today's ultramodern city centers. The volume will imbue in its readers a newfound appreciation for the democratic ideals that American architecture strives to express and uphold.

Practiceopolis Stories from the Architectural Profession

This is a graphic novel about the contemporary architectural profession, in which it acts as the protagonist in the form of an imaginary city called Practiceopolis.

Author: Yasser Megahed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000168488

Category: Architecture

Page: 266

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This is a graphic novel about the contemporary architectural profession, in which it acts as the protagonist in the form of an imaginary city called Practiceopolis. The novel narrates quasi-realistic stories that exaggerate the architectural everyday and the tacit, in order to make them prominent and tangible. They depict and dramatise the value conflicts between the different cultures of practising architecture and between the architectural profession and other members of the building industry as political conflicts around the future of Practiceopolis. The book uses the metaphorical world of Practiceopolis to provoke big questions about everyday routines in the profession that practitioners may take for granted and to examine different ideologies at work among architects and other members of the construction industry. The novel ends in the tradition of dystopian worlds common in a certain strand of graphic novels. By vividly illustrating and narrating the critical issues he interrogates, the author has created a world which any architect, student or professional, will both instantly recognise and simultaneously reject, provoking the reader to challenge themselves and the profession at large.

Italo Calvino s Architecture of Lightness

Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--circulating among his primary interlocutors, this book takes as its point of departure ...

Author: Letizia Modena

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136730597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--circulating among his primary interlocutors, this book takes as its point of departure a sweeping reinterpretation of Invisible Cities. Passages from Calvino's most famous novel routinely appear as aphorisms in calendars, posters, and the popular literature of inspiration and self-help, reducing the novel to vague abstractions and totalizing wisdom about thinking outside the box. The shadow of postmodern studies has had a similarly diminishing effect on this text, rendering up an accomplished but ultimately apolitical novelistic experimentation in endless deconstructive deferrals, the shiny surfaces of play, and the ultimately rigged game of self-referentiality. In contrast, this study draws on an archive of untranslated Italian- and French-language materials on urban planning, architecture, and utopian architecture to argue that Calvino's novel in fact introduces readers to the material history of urban renewal in Italy, France, and the U.S. in the 1960s, as well as the multidisciplinary core of cultural life in that decade: the complex and continuous interplay among novelists and architects, scientists and artists, literary historians and visual studies scholars. His last love poem for the dying city was in fact profoundly engaged, deeply committed to the ethical dimensions of both architecture and lived experience in the spaces of modernity as well as the resistant practices of reading and utopian imagining that his urban studies in turn inspired.

D H Lawrence and the Idea of the Novel

She saw in the rainbow the earth ' s new architecture , the old , brittle corruption
of houses and factories swept away , the world built up in a living fabric of Truth ,
fitting to the over - arching heaven ' ( R 496 ) . When we find Lawrence himself ...

Author: John Worthen

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035548267

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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This Seductive and Engaging Biography offers a bold reappraisal of a man who was deeply uncomfortable in his own skin. Lawrence's fascination with the body and his determination to articulate its every experience brought about his notorious reputation, and ultimately, his literary redemption. What emerges in John Worthen's portrait is an intimate and absolutely compelling study of an individual in angry revolt against his class, culture, and country--a man passionately struggling to live in accordance with his beliefs.