Les ambiances de la Casbah d’Alger. Les révélations des textes

Nadia Zidelman, Azeddine Belakehal

Keywords: ambiance, patrimoine, roman, Casbah, analyse de contenu

This research work suggests a specific approach to investigate the architectural heritage from the sensorial point of view. It goes beyond quantitative aspects in order to encompass the qualitative ones. The ambiances felt in the various cases of architectural heritage are explored and studied by means of textual information found in novels. The case of Old Algiers house is investigated through the application of the content analysis method to a contemporary Algerian novel. The information extracted from this novel has been identified and quantitatively classified in function of the related ambiance and the spatial component and/or the household item involving in its generation.