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The Book of Stone: Architecture, Memory, and the Graphic Novel

Tolja, Gorana (2014) The Book of Stone: Architecture, Memory, and the Graphic Novel. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Tolja, Gorana
Abstract:

This paper looks to explore the contemporary graphic novel as a platform to engage with the city and architectural space as an experiential, lived, site as well as an archive of personal and collective memories and histories. It looks at graphic novels that present architecture and the urban environment as an active character within the novel, and their portrayal of historical and psychological dimensions embedded within built space. The visual structure of the comic, with its forms of representations and unique temporalities are taken into consideration as this thesis explores how these works become a viable form of research into the urban environment, portraying how architecture and urban space is an active force in shaping and influencing the lives of its inhabitants.

Date: April 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: city and architectural space, personal and collective memories, histories, urban environment, psychological dimensions, and visual structure.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 15:18
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 15:18
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/363

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