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Architectural Space and the Imagination

Houses in Literature and Art from Classical to Contemporary

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Sheds light on the intimate relationship between built space and the mind

  • Explores of the role of the house, a recurrent, even haunting, image in art and literature, from classical times to the present day

  • Provides fresh insights into the spiritual, social, and imaginative significance of built space

  • Reveals how engagement with real and imagined architectural structures has long been a way of understanding the intangible workings of the mind itself

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    • Jane Griffiths, Adam Hanna
    Pages 1-16
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Murmuring Houses for the Mythical Mind

      • Christian Illies
      Pages 33-51
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 225-234

About this book

This book sheds light on the intimate relationship between built space and the mind, exploring the ways in which architecture inhabits and shapes both the memory and the imagination. Examining the role of the house, a recurrent, even haunting, image in art and literature from classical times to the present day, it includes new work by both leading scholars and early career academics, providing fresh insights into the spiritual, social, and imaginative significances of built space. Further, it reveals how engagement with both real and imagined architectural structures has long been a way of understanding the intangible workings of the mind itself.


Keywords

  • Memory
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Psychology
  • Pliny the Younger

Editors and Affiliations

  • Wadham College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    Jane Griffiths

  • School of English and Digital Humanities, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Adam Hanna

About the editors

Dr Jane Griffiths is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, UK, and Placito Fellow and Tutor in English at Wadham College. She has written extensively on English poetry and poets of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Her most recent collection of poetry is Silent in Finisterre (2017).

Dr Adam Hanna is Lecturer in Irish Literature at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Northern Irish Poetry and Domestic Space (2015), as well as of several articles and book chapters on Irish literature.


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eBook
USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-36067-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)