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The Edifice Complex: How The Rich and Powerful Shape The World

By: Deyan Sudjic

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Penguin Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248553

ISBN: 1594200688

Condition: Near Fine Condition


From one of the world's premier architecture critics, a groundbreaking dissection of how the colossal egos of the powerful and wealthy determine what actually gets built--of the real reasons why we build. Architecture critics most often write about buildings as a form of art, promulgating an "auteur theory" of architecture that focuses on the dazzling brilliance of the big names, such as Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry, and underplaying the role of the wealthy and powerful in forcing the architects' hands. Deyan Sudjic puts forth a boldly contrarian view. Architecture must be understood a... View more info