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The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful--And Their Architects--Shape the World

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Publisher Comments:

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 projects of Stalin and Hitler to the "theme park" excess of today's presidential libraries, Sudjic goes behind the scenes of history's great manipulators of building propaganda-and exposes Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, and other architects in a disturbing new light. This controversial book is essential reading for all those interested in the power of architecture-or the architecture of power.

* A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year

Synopsis:

From one of the world's premier architecture critics comes a groundbreaking dissection of how the colossal egos of the powerful and wealthy determine what actually gets built and the real reasons why people build.

About the Author

Deyan Sudjic is the architecture critic of the Observer in London. The author of many previous books on architecture, he was the editor of the Italian magazine Domus and director of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038016
Author:
Sudjic, Deyan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
History
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.44x5.56x.95 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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