The Edifice Complex
  • Author : Deyan Sudjic
  • Release Date : 07 April 2011
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 13 : 9780241952771
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Book Description: The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end. This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the motivations of the rich and powerful around the world - and on the ways they seek to affect us.

The Edifice Complex

The Edifice Complex

Author : Deyan Sudjic
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Architecture
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The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture ...

The Edifice Complex

The Edifice Complex

Author : Deyan Sudjic
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Architecture
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A provocative look at architecture-"exceptionally intelligent and original" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World) Deyan Sudjic-"probably the most influential figure in architecture you've never heard of" - argues that architecture, far from being auteur art, must be understood as a naked expression of power. From the grandiose ...

The Edifice Complex

The Edifice Complex

Author : Deyan Sudjic
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Architecture
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The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture ...

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