In this paper the architectural themes of Tayeb Saleh's novel are explored within the context of post-colonial conflicts between traditionalism and modernity. The impact of such writings on architecture and the extent to which architects have responded to such conflicts by re-creating fictitious environments - exemplified by Hassan Fathy's Gourna - are discussed. It is concluded that, through the medium of literature, insights may be gained into the role of architectural space.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Urban Studies