Architecture and Science-fiction Film: Philip K. Dick and the Spectacle of Home

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David Terrance Fortin
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Literary Criticism - 239 pages
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The enduring paradoxes of the home are often brought to light in science-fiction (SF) writing and film. However, while crossovers between architecture and SF have proliferated, the home is often overshadowed by the spectacle of 'otherness'. By examining the home from the estranging perspective of SF, and in particular, the films based on Phillip K. Dick's books, this work offers a unique critical analysis with particular relevance for contemporary architecture.
 

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Excellent academic book. There are a few books on similar areas but this one is focusing on a particularly interesting range of notions, from the perspective of examining the 'homely'. It is also a proper academic rigorous book, and as such, it is not only enjoyable to read, but also offers you a great theoretical understanding of the themes he is negotiating.  

Contents

List of Figures
1
Darko Suvin and the Genre
15
The Future and Home
29
by Steven Chagnon Alina Gal and Ilya Nedyal Used
41
Architectural Perspectives on SF
59
Revisioning Home in DickInspired Films
83
Identity through Architectural Otherness
111
Scattered Boundaries and Domesticity
139
Identities Insects and
169
Go Home Im Home Becoming Home Architecture
205
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Dr David T. Fortin is an Assistant Professor at Montana State University School of Architecture, USA.

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