Architecture Literature are two objectively different areas but in reality they are much closer than can appear. It must be considered that if there is a relationship between architecture and literature it must necessarily be traced back to the origins of man, since they can both be traced back indirectly to the same faculty of individual; that is to say, to that particular capacity which has enabled the human being to relate to the context through the construction of tools and linguistic symbols. Therefore, if there is an undeniable connection between language and tools, given the fact both relate to the same mental ability of man, the same principle applies to literature and architecture as consequences of the same prerogative. But the affinity between literature and architecture, for Borges, goes even further, to the point where they can be considered the same thing, as it happens at the end of The Dream of Coleridge, where he says the Poem and the Palace are essentially the same; because, as it is written in the subtitle, Architecture and Literature solve the perspicuity of the differences in the evocative capacity of the narration.
Gianfranco Guaragna, Architect, Ph.D, Assistant Professor Department of Engineerig and Architecture. Graduated cum Laude in Architecture at the University I.U.A.V. of Venice. He taught interior design and Distributive charactes of buildings. Now teaches Architectural design at Course of Studies in Architecture University of Trieste.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Architecture, Literature, cinema, relationship, Hejduk, Rossi, Borges, Gehry, Singer, Frank
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