Literary spaces as the representation of dominant ideologies in the context of dystopias written between 1920 and 1950

Download
2011
Çavdar, Rabia Çiğdem
This thesis is an attempt to understand the relations between architecture and ideology in literary spaces in the context of Dystopias. It will pursue a definition of the relation between architecture and ideology to understand how the paradigmatic changes affect literary form of architecture to pose revolutionary thought(s). Literature often presents a dystopia or utopia to criticise its own written time, and literary text itself, is both a collection and a pressed version of that time. That is why to examine the ideologies and ideological changes in the period from 1920 to 1950, literary text and constructed spaces in dystopias are used as apparatus to form both the dominant ideology with its negative points and the revolutionary one as a space of resistance. Main discussion will be based on literary spaces in three dystopias; We written by Russian novelist Yevgeny Zamyatin, Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen Eighty Four written by George Orwell. These cases will be used to open the claim that dominant ideology determines the spatial distances of revolutionary thoughts and architecture, and appear as both cause and result of a materialisation of thoughts, thereby forming a dialectic representation of that ideology. Four main items will form the thesis; architecture, ideology, literary spaces (textual spaces) and trilogy of utopia/dystopia/heterotopias.

Suggestions

Architecture as an apparatus of “immortalization and glorification”: a critical analysis of wittgensteinian [true] architecture
Turan, Oktay; Cengizkan, Ali; Department of Architecture (2007)
This study is an inquiry into architecture understood as an apparatus of immortalization and glorification by means of a dialectic formulation on the architecture of the synecdochic Interwar (angst) Period (1919-1939) based on the assumptions of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). It is claimed that a dialectical relation between Wittgenstein and his contemporaries may contribute to the understanding of the conceptions regarding ideal of [true] architecture itself. The thesis suggests that these assumptions ma...
Historical contuinity: three modernist masters, their precedents and descendants
Mollazadeh, Aslı; Balamir, Aydan; Department of Architecture (2014)
The aim of this thesis is to uncover the relation between the concept of historical continuity and architectural modernism. Modernism in architecture has often been conceived as a movement that rejects history. The buildings of modernist masters have been seen alien to their environments and the cultural values of the society. Although there have been many studies disproving this widespread opinion, the continuing effects of modernist works on today's architectural environment haven't been fully understood....
Architecture and public dialogue : an evaluation of the role of architecture centers
Demirel, Buket; Erkılıç, Mualla; Department of Architecture (2005)
This thesis points out the transformation in the visions of architectural institutions about architecture-public dialogue, the interrelations of architect-client to architecture-the public, in a historical perspective. It states that architecture center as a phenomenon has been emerged with the transformation of the consideration of the functions of architectural institutions from merely guaranteeing competence and integrity to stimulating awareness, accessibility, participation and collaboration of both pr...
A study on the 'creative act' in architecture through the attitude of M. Ziya Tanalı
Taşkın, Özlem; Cengizkan, Ali; Department of Architecture (2006)
In this thesis, analysis of the creative act in architecture and art is tried to be dwelled upon. The capacities of the 'creative mind'; personality and ethics are the fields that are focused on to elaborate the subjective qualities of the architect. Three aspects are designated in this framework through the literal works of architect M. Ziya Tanalı. Tanalı is a man of profession for the several years. He is not only contributed Turkish architecture with buildings, but also wrote extensively on art and arch...
Processing materiality through architectural information
Dai, Meral Cana; Savaş Sargın, Ayşen; Department of Architecture (2015)
Constituting a fundamental ground for the discipline of architecture, the concept of materiality is the central consideration of this thesis. Besides a particular set of materials by which architectural production made out of, the literal aspect, materiality also refers to all architectonic qualities that form the physical constitution of an architectural product, the referential aspect. Taking referential aspect as its basis, this thesis considers architecture as an “organizational system” and approaches m...
Citation Formats
R. Ç. Çavdar, “Literary spaces as the representation of dominant ideologies in the context of dystopias written between 1920 and 1950,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2011.