Hermeneutic Text Reading in Approach of Understanding and Interpreting Architecture-City (Analysis of the Novel A Strangeness in My Mind)

ŞENYİĞİT Ö. , Tefek G. T.

CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol.48, no.1, pp.397-418, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14812/cufej.466216
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-418


The study which is based on the reality that architecture has strong and important bonds with other disciplines analyzes the interaction between architecture, literature and philosophy through city and space which are the common study field of three disciplines. According to this relation, in the study it was focused on the interaction of architecture discipline with hermeneutic text reading. The aim of study is to analyze the potential of architecture discipline with literature through house, shanty, apartment, urban memory and nostalgia terms in the context of urban transformation. In this sense, the main objects of discussion are different perspectives of individual towards living place and urban transformation. The hermeneutic reading was done over A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk. The necessity of size put forward in contextual frame in order to form integrity with the space, the city; the absence of belonging in case of sub-expansions of these sizes, problem of adoption and longing were analyzed over the book through hermeneutic reading.