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When Literature Turns Into Architecture...

When Literature Turns Into Architecture...
When Literature Turns Into Architecture..., Each element in this model represents a character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, and the space between these elements represents the relationship between them. Model by writer Kanasu Nagathihalli and architecture student
Chelsea Hyduk. Image via The New York Times
Each element in this model represents a character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, and the space between these elements represents the relationship between them. Model by writer Kanasu Nagathihalli and architecture student
Chelsea Hyduk. Image via The New York Times

"Great architects build structures that can make us feel enclosed, liberated or suspended. They lead us through space, make us slow down, speed up or stop to contemplate. Great writers, in devising their literary structures, do exactly the same." A recent post by Matteo Pericoli of The New York Times describes what happens when writers, students in Pericoli's creative writing course, team up with architects in order to "physically build the architecture of a text." The resulting models are physical representations of the emotions, relationships, and narrative-styles of stories by authors as varied as David Foster Wallace, Ayn Rand, and Virginia Woolf. Check out all the models, and their accompanying descriptions, at the NYT.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "When Literature Turns Into Architecture..." 07 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/412709/when-literature-turns-into-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884