by Sam Winks
The architecture of the book will explore three categories of historical and contemporary fiction writing; autofiction, historical narratives, and explorations of reality. The class will investigate the construction and design of each of the narrative methods, as well placing each edifice in a historical context and shed light on to the critical usages for each method. The course itself will not so much speak to architecture as the construction of buildings, but more of architecture as a language for constructing edifices of meaning, and as a linguistic tool to understand the construction of reality.
Sam Winks is an artist and designer who is presently working on a novel about taking a vacation from himself. He also produces furniture, experiences, and a plurality of mediocre and sometimes outright bad ideas; he lives and works in New York where he spends his time indiscriminately walking the city.