|Title page from the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea|
written by Jules Verne (1870).
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a novel, written by the French author Jules Gabriel Verne in 1870. He is often referred to as one of the pioneers of the science fiction genre, with his most famous novels, Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a science fiction story of a scientist, Professor Pierre Aronnax, and his assistant, Consiel, who embark on a mission to track and destroy a monstrous marine creature that is attacking and sinking ships. Although, after setting out on their mission, the ship they are travelling on is struck by an unusual object, damaging the steering and causing the Professor, his assistant and a master harpooner, Ned Land, to fall overboard.
The three men, stranded at sea, soon discover that the object that the ship they were travelling in hit is in fact a submersible boat, the Nautilus, captained by a man called Nemo. The men travel with Nemo across the seven seas, travelling the distance mentioned in the title of the novel.
Below are the extracts from the book that I will design the spaces and environments for.
The underlined sections of the extracts are the descriptive texts that I am going to focus on to aid in designing the spaces and environments of the novel.
Below are my first two influence maps.
The images below are the first groups of thumbnails sketches for the book extracts from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.