Appendices to the thesis Literary Language as a Tool for Design: An Architectural Study of the Spaces of Mervyn Peake's The Gormenghast Trilogy and 'Boy in Darkness'

Lesser Woods, Imogen Helen Louise (2018) Appendices to the thesis Literary Language as a Tool for Design: An Architectural Study of the Spaces of Mervyn Peake's The Gormenghast Trilogy and 'Boy in Darkness'. [Data Collection]

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The thesis discusses the relationship between the disciplines of literature and architecture. It opens up the potential of literary language to act as a design tool. In order to examine this hypothesis the literary spaces of Mervyn Peake's The Gormenghast Trilogy (1946-59) and 'Boy in Darkness' (1956) are examined as latent architectural spaces. The ensuing discussion poses questions regarding what an architectural language, practice or theory (in respect to the thesis) might be. The thesis questions traditional means of literary analysis, the importance of the author within the text and the related conventions.

The concept of poetic inhabitation, derived from Bachelard, is extended to draw the apparently disparate aspects of the thesis together in order to argue for literary language to form a tool for architectural design. The thesis provides a position from which the questions are brought up and new avenues explored

Uncontrolled keywords: Architecture, Architectural Design, Design Tool, Architectural Practice, Literary Language, Mervyn Peake, Poetic Inhabitation
Additional information: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Helen Cooper
Collection period:
FromTo
20182018
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 08:21
Publication Date: 22 March 2018
URI: https://data.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36

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